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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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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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