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Confessions — College

They Made Fun of Me for Not Doing Bath Salts?!

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They Made Fun of Me for Not Doing Bath Salts?!

Throughout college I had some pretty great friends. Or so I thought… We would hang out all the time, and usually play Xbox, or study. Sometimes we would go to the football games together when they weren’t working because they were good at holding down a stable job. And when I say friends, I mean only two. Why? Because it’s hard to find people at major drinking Universities who will hang out with you when you’re sober. But, these guys didn’t really drink. Or at least they didn’t do other things until my last year there. It sucks that it...

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

I've done a lot of mom articles on SubstanceForYou.com. I've gotten some from my mom, other mom's I know who's children are still struggling or even mother's who have lost their son's. But what I know holds truest to this epidemic is that addiction doesn't effect just moms. It effects dads too. And I know my dad is a very smart man, but part of me felt he just didn't get this whole recovery thing, because at first he would say things that didn't quite make sense to me, at all. But as we grew together we recovered together, too....

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My First Day Sober on a Drunken Campus

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My First Day Sober on a Drunken Campus

It was the first day in a new town and the kids (I was 22 at the time compared freshman) were in full flock. I was moving into the dorm at my new University Campus. Luckily it was an upper classman dorm so I felt these students would be a little bit more tolerable. I ...

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Sober Living in a Drunk College Town Pt. 1

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Sober Living in a Drunk College Town Pt. 1

Sober Living in a Drunk College Town Pt. 1 “Sometimes the people you hope will be supportive tend to be the opposite.” -My Wife (Know your surroundings) I am in recovery we all get that.  But where do I live? My location on my social media say Detroit because yes, that is where I grew ...

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Destination Addiction

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Destination Addiction

We live in a society where most anything is available almost instantly. Dinner is made in minutes in the microwave. We have instant mashed potatoes, instant messenger, and instant payday loans. Most addicts, whether or not they are in recovery or addiction, are acquainted with instant gratification. In recovery, we often transfer the instant gratification mindset ...

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