Denial

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Introduction So you donít think that you are an alcoholic. Chances are that you are not, but this is the thought that many who are unknowingly addicted to alcohol or other mind-altering agents. This denial barrier is the first of many hurdles to overcome when they are identified as having an addiction disorder. Although all denial isnít bad most of the time, addicts are often the last to recognize their disease, pursuing their …

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