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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

I love to work on side projects, but I get sleepy a lot. And sometimes I'm thrown for a loop. Especially lately because I'm coming off of the anti-psychotics I've been on for all 9 years of my sobriety! You may have remembered me talking about it in my last article. If not HERE is the link... I'm in the processing of tapering down off of something that was mis-prescribed to me when I was first in treatment. But it doesn't mean I can't function. And I sure as hell hope that I'm not truly psychotic. Although lately, when I...

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Am I Allergic to Caffeine or Just Crazy?!

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Am I Allergic to Caffeine or Just Crazy?!

My anxiety is going crazy and I don’t know why! I’m in a moment of peril but my body looks completely calm on the outside. On the inside though? I’m a wreck! My stomach is in knots and my throat is parched. Maybe I am just dehydrated? I couldn’t just be dehydrated, right? I’ve been drinking excess water lately and it’s not helping today! I feel like I’ve relapsed and I’ve got something to be guilty about, but I haven’t. Could it be something from the past coming back to haunt me? What is it! The only thing different I...

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A new Perspective on Labels—Renaming Stigmas

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A new Perspective on Labels—Renaming Stigmas

In efforts to ease the name calling through stigmatization on recovery and mental health issues, I have been trying to tackle the issue of labels and reformat a different structure for them. Before there was psychiatry and modern medicine there was a different way to go about certain types of “actions” or “inactions” of stigmatization. ...

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Drunk or Ghosts?

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Drunk or Ghosts?

Was I drunk or were there actually such a thing as ghosts? It was a gloomy night in the middle of June. The rain was pouring down and you could hear the thunder rumble the ground as it clattered. Boom! While I was with three other of my mates, I was still scared to a ...

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A New Perspective: Recovery changes everything!

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A New Perspective: Recovery changes everything!

Recovery gives you a different perspective on things, compared to addiction. In active addiction people usually look at things in an aggressive, or passive aggressive, state of mind. Those struggling with active addiction feel, and act like theirs, yours, and others emotions are amplified, or on another extreme, dulled completely. In recovery people tend to ...

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