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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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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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The Raven Screamed… Nevermore!

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The Raven Screamed… Nevermore!

Here comes the rebirthing from the uncomplicated twitch, of which, only forcing the itch from an effortlessly complicated, yet, perplexed lifestyle known as simply fucked; it is so much more debilitating than abiding to the norm and saying, "I accept the terms of agreement." But, through the turmoil and anguish I feel, I sit back in my chair dwindling my beard as it tends to curl un-relentlessly to contemplate one preponderant thought... is it more harmful  than to slay, pray, and debilitate to our own life creating us for what's better known as "slaves to the game," or to be ignorant...

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I Lost My Best Friend Today...

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I Lost My Best Friend Today...

“Losing someone you love is never easy, but sometimes it’s the easiest thing in a difficult situation.”  I lost one of my best friends today. But, it’s a true blessing how and when we met. I was in my first couple years of recovery and had just published my first book. It was a memoir in a series of my life. MaryBeth had just that year lost her son to an overdose of Fentanyl laced heroin and alcohol. The sober living house he was living in was crap, and you could tell MaryBeth just needed answers, “What did my son...

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