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What Living With an Addict is Like...

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What Living With an Addict is Like...

When you live life with an addict it is like living inside a volcano. You hurt all over from the inside out. You never know when the volcano of your life will erupt. Will your son harm another? Will he go to jail? Will he steal to get what he needs? Will he overdose and die? These are the questions you ask yourself over and over. There are times when the volcano of your life is quiet. Most days the hot lava of life with an addict pours out! The pain is intense. Life becomes unbearable. In the end one of...

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Why They Call Addiction a Family Disease!

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Why They Call Addiction a Family Disease!

I start my message to you with, “I LOVE YOU.” Aaron—my son—always asked me, “Mom. Why is ‘I love you’ the first thing out of your mouth when I call?”  I said him that, “Aaron, sometimes you don't call for weeks, or even months. I have to seize the opportunity when I can, and let you know I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.”       I proceeded to tell my son, “Frankly Aaron, I don't know when I’m going to get that next opportunity to say, ‘I love you’ to my only son." So, if you haven’t already made...

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You're All Addicted and I Don't Care What You Say!

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You're All Addicted and I Don't Care What You Say!

You're all addicted and I really don't give a crap what you say. It's not only in our DNA to be addicted to something, but we are all focused on how good it feels even if it isn't drugs. Not understanding? Let me explain... You don't have to be a "drug" addict to be an addict. Shit. I'm 6.5 years off of drugs and alcohol but I'm still a fucking addict. I work like a fucking fiend and there is no stopping me. I get that, although I like the hustle. It is a part of what keeps me sober....

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How I Became a Recovery Coach!

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How I Became a Recovery Coach!

Today we have a guest blog all the way from Canada! Actually, not too far from where I am in Detroit. Although let's not argue about Detroit hockey right now! Nicole has a tremendous story of finding her way through growing up in a household that conditioned her to alcoholism and addiction, into finding her way through love and marriage back into herself; now helping people! We are so proud to share such success. So, without further ado... Nicole:   "Hello, my name, is Nicole Cameron. I am a Recovery Life Coach who walks the journey of recovery with others...

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What's a Craving Feel Like?

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What's a Craving Feel Like?

It’s like an itch in the back of my throat that I just can reach, and if I were to put my fingers down my throat too far I’d vomit from a pure overdose of euphoric dissemblement. The feeling can’t be quenched by anything that anyone normal would find purposeful. Rather when I feel a craving come on I begin to find any reason to become sick or ill in efforts to get the “medicine” my body so deserves. I find a reason to feel bad, just so I can find a reason to feel better… When I’m feeling bad...

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