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A 18-year-old male asked:

All the abilities and coping skills that didnt develop properly becouse of my substance abusing, will i get them if remaining sober for a looong time?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes, but not by UPS: Good for you! Yes, stay sober for a looong time (maybe a bit of healthy wine/beer will be ok). But those lost years and the abilities/skills won't just come in a delivery truck. You need to develop them and you can. Even if you were older - but you're not. It will be ok. Plants usually catch up if planted late in our garden. Stay on track. Good luck.

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Last updated Jul 13, 2014

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