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His Legacy Lives On!

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His Legacy Lives On!

I know the effects that drugs have on individuals and their loved ones firsthand. My oldest brother was an outgoing and smart student, with hopes and dreams for his future. Unfortunately, drugs stole those dreams from him when he began using marijuana at age fifteen. After six years of drug use, rehabilitation, and relapse, his drug use escalated. He fought hard against the pull of heroin in his last months, but on December 23, 2009, my brother was murdered in a drug-related shooting. His dependence on drugs not only ruined his own health, but harmed his family and friends. He...

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Changing the Stigma Around Incarceration for Drugs

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Changing the Stigma Around Incarceration for Drugs

Hello Friend, It is my full intension that my message of experience, strength, and hope reach an addict. So if you know of someone who is using or in recovery please share this message. If you are curious about addiction, please read. Experience. Today I can be totally honest and reflect back to the time I first got high. I was very young but I know now that it was my first high by choice. My Dad had a Honda 350 in the garage and I huffed gas. I was in third grade and from that point on I considered myself an...

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Marv Recovers, One Rep at a Time!

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Marv Recovers, One Rep at a Time!

My name is Marv, but I go by "One Rep Marv" for the help I give to the recovery community in fitness and recreation.   My clean date is June 22, 2013! I am a 30-year-old male living in sunny Southern California. I identify as a recovering alcoholic-addict; although when left to my own devices I am a self-loathing narcissist, a procrastinating-perfectionist, a self-victimizer, a self-saboteur, a liar, a cheat, a thief, and quite frankly…a total and utter train-wreck. With such a lovely introduction don’t you wish you knew me personally?!? So, the question I get a lot these days is when...

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Drug Offenses: Treatment Versus Incarceration

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Drug Offenses: Treatment Versus Incarceration

Most people have argued that the criminal justice system is locking up non-violent drug offenders and throwing away the key. Most people want to see this stop happening. Police are incarcerating many of the young minority for small, petty drug charges. How does this help the addicted walking down the street with a bag in ...

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Drug Induced Tourette Syndrome

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Drug Induced Tourette Syndrome

What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder. With Tourette syndrome there are repetitive, involuntary movements or vocalizations. These involuntary movements are known as tics. Tourette syndrome comes on most abruptly first in childhood, but is most noticed in teenage years. NIH.gov states that males are three to four times as likely to get ...

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