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I never thought of myself as an addict, but I did end up addicted to anti-anxiety medication after developing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At some point, the medicine stopped being a way to deal with the nervousness and panic attacks, and became something my body craved. I knew that I needed help fast. Fortunately, a local drug rehab program includes support for people like me. They helped me wean off the medication, use methods like massage therapy to help my nerves heal, and even provided ongoing counseling for our family. I don't know how I would have made it without their help. If you suspect that your medication has crossed the line from being helpful to hurtful, take heart. Let me tell you about my journey out of addiction and back to wholeness.

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Tips For Realizing If You'Ve Been Approached By A Pro-Life Advocate At An Abortion Clinic

by Valerie Stevens

If you have realized that you're pregnant and you wish to learn more about having an abortion, you might look up an abortion clinic in your area and plan a visit. This visit can give you an opportunity to learn more about medical abortions and decide if this is right for you. Some abortion clinics have problems with pro-life individuals approaching their clients—as you make your way from the parking lot to the clinic, someone may come up to you and erroneously offer assistance. In this situation, it's easy to think that the person is from the clinic, but this isn't the case. Here are some signs that the person is trying to mislead you.

The Person Asks If You're Considering An Abortion

While it's uncharacteristic of abortion clinic employees to go out and receive visitors in the parking lot, this could occasionally happen. What won't happen, however, is for the person to ask if you're thinking about an abortion. Staff at these clinics are highly sensitive and professional, and won't ask such a deeply personal question in a public area. Any discussion that they'll have with you will take place behind closed doors in the safety of the clinic. Someone who asks if you're thinking of an abortion is likely trying to identify the reason for your visit so that he or she can mislead you.

The Person Tries To Lead You Elsewhere

Some pro-life groups can be so bold that they'll outright lie to you in order to keep you from going into the abortion clinic. They're trying to steer you toward the office of their pro-life organization, which may be directly next to the clinic. For example, someone may tell you that the abortion clinic is being renovated, and that there are temporary offices set up around the corner, and that you just need to follow them. This is another clear sign that the person is trying to mislead you. Unless you see a sign on the clinic indicating this information, what you're hearing is a lie.

The Person Tries To Convince You Otherwise

In the event that you follow the person to his or her office, or even stop to talk outside, watch for someone who will quickly try to convince you that abortion is the wrong choice. Pro-life advocates will often have erroneous information about the dangers of an abortion. When you're speaking to a true abortion clinic employee, he or she won't try to steer you away from this procedure and will give you medical data that helps you to understand the risks. If you believe the person who has approached you is trying to mislead you, ignore this person and proceed to the clinic.