Sentence Examples


  • However, having this brain disease does not absolve the addict of responsibility for his or her behavior, but it does explain why many addicts cannot stop using drugs by sheer force of will alone.
  • However, if the family and friends of the alcoholic or addict are able to organize themselves beforehand and follow a few simple intervention tips, it can calm the participants and increase the chance of holding a successful intervention.
  • The main goal of the session is to break through self-denial barriers and diversion that family victims have been practicing, and to make the addict aware of the impact their addiction is having on their loved ones and significant others.
  • Damon had appeared in eleven other films before winning his first Oscar, but it was his role as a heroin addict veteran in 1996's Courage Under Fire that won him the respect and admiration of many powerhouse actors.
  • One family member or friend may initiate the idea of an intervention, but if there is not significant buy-in from the rest of the addict or alcoholic's support system, the intervention may not work.