Addicted As A Cure For Addiction Essay

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Addict’s in Remission The world is full of those who struggle with addiction and, often, the addiction goes unnoticed by others. Addicts often are mothers, brothers, friends, and co-workers. An addict may be someone who you interact with on a daily basis. No matter if the addiction is public or hidden, the same question remains, “Can an addict be cured? Is there a cure for addiction?” There are arguments that suggest that an addict can be cured. Chris Prentiss states that, “He believes in a cure and He believe in you.”(Prentiss,Chris) But, what is a cure to him? Believing in a cure for addiction is saying that the problem can be completely solved. Yet, as many who have interacted with an addict knows, sobriety is a lifelong choice, and relapse can be just around the corner in response to certain environmental or social triggers. Many people who use the word “cured” are looking to a higher power that can restore their behavior in a usual or balanced method.
“A cure is a means of correcting or relieving anything that is troublesome or detrimental.” (House) Correcting something means fixing the problem to where it is no longer an issue. Chris Prentiss makes a statement that he disagrees with the saying, “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic” and, “Once an addict, always an addict.”(Prentiss, Chris) Through this he states that it, “tortured him because He believed that those slogans were deadly. He knew sayings like that reinforced addiction.”(Prentiss, Chris) In this he…

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