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A Nurse in Recovery: Tiffany's Clarity

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A Nurse in Recovery: Tiffany's Clarity

It had been a couple years since my graduation from nursing school when I heard a rumor at work that some of the staff had been drinking on the job. My good friend, also a nurse in the department, had called me in a panic the next day and said that she overheard there was potluck and someone said the cider was spiked. Too shocked and nervous to tell anyone, she did not go to the supervisors that night. I felt like it couldn’t be true. Deeply ingrained in my soul was the belief that nurses were essentially perfect. As...

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Are There Drugs in This?

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Are There Drugs in This?

My immune system was shot when I first got clean. First I suffered from drug induced Tourette’s Syndrome, because of the dopamine drop of all the drugs I was on. My damn face wouldn’t stop twitching! It looked like little mini facial seizures and tics that would spread into my arms. Dopamine drops can be a bitch! But, hey… drugs are bad, right? On top of my addiction I was obese, but that didn’t last long. When I got clean I became anorexic and pretty soon it hurt to eat. I lost 115 pounds in 11 months. Lucky me! I...

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It ALWAYS Gets Better!

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It ALWAYS Gets Better!

Last night I was in terror of myself! I was having a bad day, well week, and everything that I did was wrong… just wrong! I was battling a respiratory infection and it wasn’t going well, damn near turning into the flu! Luckily I’d caught the doctor before it got too bad and he gave me some non-narcotic antibiotics and steroid dose pack for it. And if you know anything about me, my mental health goes crazy when I’m sick, as most addicts does! But to mention health, I had recovered from an auto-immune disorder that will forever give me...

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Where the Heroin Epidemic Truly Starts!

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Where the Heroin Epidemic Truly Starts!

Prelude to where the heroin epidemic truly starts—> IMPORTANT: So herein lies the problem where the heroin epidemic starts before the first pick up off the streets… it’s happening in our hospital rooms and doctor offices. So whether your youngster is in a sports injury, or has chronic migraines it’s no reason for their doctor ...

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A Parent’s View of Son’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery

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A Parent’s View of Son’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery

It didn’t’ take my husband and I very long to see that our teenage son was fighting the battle of drug addiction. At first, we simply noticed changes–some subtle and others not so subtle. We didn’t jump to conclusions, but we didn’t sit back and do nothing. We started by discussing our observations with each other. Firstly, we noticed ...

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