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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 02:57 AM

Hunter Biden's shocking tell-all is important. Here's why.

In his revealing memoir "Beautiful Things," Hunter Biden tells a story about addiction that at times may appear sensational: smoking crack cocaine every 15 minutes, the two weeks he spent thousands of dollars on drugs, the intervention led by the now president of the United States that ended with his father chasing him around outside their family home in Delaware.

But mental health experts say his journey is also deeply relatable for others living with addiction: the shame he struggled with, the relapses he overcame, the humility he eventually found.

His brutal honesty about his struggles with addiction is important for his own healing as well as for others living with substance use disorders, experts say.

Kelly E. Green, a psychologist and associate professor at St. Edward's University, said when public figures like Biden tell their stories it plays "a really important role in de-stigmatizing addiction and (illustrates) the multiple paths to recovery."

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/4837424001

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AZProgressive Apr 2021 OP
speak easy Apr 2021 #1
madaboutharry Apr 2021 #2
samnsara Apr 2021 #3
mopinko Apr 2021 #4
mdelaguna Apr 2021 #5

Response to AZProgressive (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 05:02 AM

1. Do I really want to read about Hunter

striking up a relationship with Beau's widow?

No, I don't. Bad move all round.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 06:58 AM

2. That relationship was born of grief and bereavement.

It isnít an uncommon occurrence for people sharing a terrible loss.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 07:48 AM

3. in some cultures, its expected...

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Response to samnsara (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:18 AM

4. deeply human.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 09:32 PM

5. Makes sense

And true that in some cultures it is expected - for decent reasons...

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