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Dr. Robin and Carnie urge anyone battling addiction transfers like alcoholism to maintain a strong support system. "You need support in your life and you need to be with other people who are going through what you're going through," Carnie says. "Don't alienate yourself. The worst thing we can do is be alone in our sorrow. We must share it."
Dr. Robin cautions to make sure that you are around people who won't feed your addiction—especially family members. "Part of that healing is partnering with people who are invested in you being whole," Dr. Robin says.