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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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He Said, "MEETINGS OR DIE!" Here's what I said...

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He Said, "MEETINGS OR DIE!" Here's what I said...

I used to go to 12-step meetings. That was a little over six years ago. Today, I don’t go to 12-step meetings anymore, and for that, some people would say I’m setting myself up for a relapse. But, in my opinion, I’m countering what triggered me to relapse. I haven’t relapsed since I stopped going, and some would say I’m crazy. Some meeting-goers would say that “if you don’t go to meetings you’ll die.” But the majority out there would, and should say, “Do whatever keeps you sober, bro!” And that’s the motto I live by. Note: This is just...

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Never, EVER Stay the Same!

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Never, EVER Stay the Same!

It’s true, I don’t want to be the same as I was. That’s just not who I am today, and that may make some sense, right? If I was the same as I was before my addiction, I would just be a little boy who doesn’t know which way is up or which way is down. It’s true, many say that when you start addiction your life stops at that specific age and type of behavior you were acting, and then when you first get clean again you either stay in the same behavior that you were in when you...

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Spending My Life With Mia: Struggles with Bulimia

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Spending My Life With Mia: Struggles with Bulimia

Spending My Life with Mia: Struggles with Bulimia I’d like to introduce you to my best friend, support, love and life, Mia. I met her over nine years ago when I was 14years old. She came to me in a time of need and scooped me up in her arms, whispering, “Everything will be okay.” ...

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