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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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Hungry for Starvation: A Personal Journey through Anorexia

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Hungry for Starvation: A Personal Journey through Anorexia

Eating disorders are incredibly complicated diseases.  The same behaviors and thought patterns morph into various meanings and purposes.  For me, it has been a series of opposites.  At times, anorexia has made me feel in control and other times out of control.  It has provided me with the illusion of achieving health and has supplied ...

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This is What a Mother’s Heartbreak Feels Like…

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This is What a Mother’s Heartbreak Feels Like…

As a child I grew up in a nice family, in a nice town, with a nice school to go to. I had nice friends until my high school years. It was one of those “typical family” situations. My mother’s love never faded, my father loved me, and my brother and I were typical kids. ...

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Sick & Tired of being Sick & Tired

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Sick & Tired of being Sick & Tired

So we all heard the term “sick and tired of being sick and tired”, right? These clichés were very common for me early in sobriety, even when I was a chronic relapser.  I used to have constant dialogue going on in my head telling me I wasn’t good enough, I was useless and nobody likes ...

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