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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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What my Sister has Missed Since her Addiction

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What my Sister has Missed Since her Addiction

An addiction is more like an affliction. It's a realization that the life you once had with the sister I once knew is gone gone forever until one day she may wakes up and makes the choice. The choice to be a sister, to be a mother, to be a daughter, to be an Aunt, to be a niece, to be a cousin to be there for the ones who love her and stop being there for one thing a drug. A drug named Roxy. Roxy stole my sister. The drug stole the only sibling I had left. To say...

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Using the Law Of Attraction to Change Codependency

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Using the Law Of Attraction to Change Codependency

In all aspects of life, the Law of Attraction lets us know that our thoughts about that issue are a direct precursor to what we will receive. Unfortunately, our thoughts are often counterproductive to what we want to accomplish, which creates a constant source of both frustration and repeated relationship patterns for those that are codependent.     The Codependent Cycle In my book “The Law Of Sobriety,” I talk about how people I have worked with over the years have multiple challenges in their life. One of these is often codependency, where the person struggles to create an ideal...

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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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A Safe Haven for Women: Women for Sobriety

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A Safe Haven for Women: Women for Sobriety

We all have heard about Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and all of the other variations of the 12-step method. These are a fabulous option for many addicts and alcoholics as they help many to get and stay sober. However, there are people who for whatever reason do not suit the 12 steps. Where ...

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