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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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Vegas Shooter on Drugs?

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Vegas Shooter on Drugs?

Many know that doing drugs can alter your state of mind. And sometimes to a 'point of no return.'  After 58, and counting, have died and over 500 have been injured by automatic sprays of military grade weapons at the most recent Jason Aldean concert in Vegas... many are left asking, "Why?" The contemplation of asking why, seems to be the common case with recent mass shootings. Take for example, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter, Adam Lanza. Many are left with questions wondering why he did it. And others push the blame to his mother or mental illness, to find...

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

Should I Go to Treatment? Treatment programs such as Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA/12 STEPS) are not for everybody. Not everyone responds well to sharing their story with others or listening to others talk about their stories. Sometimes, being with a group of people caught in the grips of addictions isn't a good idea. Especially if many of them are only going to AA or NA because they're ordered to by a judge or some other official. Trunk Parties Have you ever been to an AA meeting where there were trunk parties afterward? What is a trunk party, you ask? A...

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

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Nick--Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

I love to work on side projects, but I get sleepy a lot. And sometimes I'm thrown for a loop. Especially lately because I'm coming off of the anti-psychotics I've been on for all 9 years of my sobriety! You may have remembered me talking about it in my last article. If not HERE is the link... I'm in the processing of tapering down off of something that was mis-prescribed to me when I was first in treatment. But it doesn't mean I can't function. And I sure as hell hope that I'm not truly psychotic. Although lately, when I...

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When I'm Detoxing...

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When I'm Detoxing...

I wake up with some dirt still in my system from the night before and start thinking to myself that it's not going to be so bad... My mind can handle anything right? Unless, it's itself playing tricks on, well, itself. Then I'm fucked. So you bet your sweet ass I was wrong! I don't really care what you're detoxing from either. Whether it be mental health medication or illicit substances, or even overeating--which I love to do! --it's all the same to me. It's an absolute shit show. I'm usually on my knees crying like a little fucking baby,...

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