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How to Safely Use Drugs!

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How to Safely Use Drugs!

Did you know that some people think that you can use drugs safely? Some people have the mindset that if someone they know, or even don't know, is going to use drugs one way or another, that they might as well do drugs safely! Right? If you're not familiar with this technique of drug use, or rather, safely using drugs, it's called harm reduction. It's a fairly common practice for a person in addiction, or advocate, with a different mindset than abstinence. (DYK FACT: A form of tobacco harm reduction is switching to an E-Cig) People who advocate for harm reduction techniques...

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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 Was My Own Worst Stigma!

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I Was My Own Worst Stigma!

My substance use started off in my early youth, a young age, and continued until around the end of my youth and early adulthood. So, it’s safe to say that I got clean at a young age too, which is great, but left me with a lot to learn. But, that doesn’t take away from the fact that I did some really terrible things during my active addiction. Some of those things that I did, specifically a name-calling judgmental attitude, were because I felt that I didn’t know any better, while my parents would argue that they raised me differently...

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Getting to Know the Addict…

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Getting to Know the Addict…

The recovery community can't do this alone, but, the community as a whole can change the world forever!-SFY, 2016. Looking at addiction thirty years ago, and prior, compared to now is truly astonishing. If you hadn’t noticed, there is a stigma behind getting help for an addiction problem. Many are shunned and even told it’s just a “phase.” But consider yourself thirty years ago when you couldn’t be anyone or anything but perfect, normal, and what society sets up as an expectation that isn’t just plain ole' ordinary. But, that wasn't just the case thirty years ago, but we had...

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It’s Not Easy, And That’s Why We Do Recover

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It’s Not Easy, And That’s Why We Do Recover

Addiction is something unique that only addicts will share, in struggle and good times too. But no one ever said that going from addiction to recovery would be easy. And to me, I think that is exactly why people do recover. I know that my journey wasn’t an easy one. I even remember the last time that I got clean from heroin, alcohol, and mental health medication I did it cold turkey because I wanted to “feel that pain.” I wanted to feel that pain so I would have it in the back of my mind any time I felt...

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