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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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Fighting a Demon Named Addiction!

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Fighting a Demon Named Addiction!

My name is Jaime and I am a recovering addict. For months I have been the quiet addict hiding behind my lap top too humiliated and ashamed to share my story. But now here I am, a nervous wreck but determined to put my story into words and share my battle with addiction. As you all know when we tell our stories we leave out some of the gory details but I know we can all read between the lines. So here I go; I'm literally just going to allow my heart to open. I know there are some people...

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From Smooth Talker to Sobriety Activist

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From Smooth Talker to Sobriety Activist

I thought I had it all at one stage. Fun, partying, money, girls and popularity. I always seemed to have the best of every situation. You couldn’t find a bigger smooth talker and bullshitter. I used to pride myself on the fact that I could talk my way out of any given situation that I ...

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Running in Recovery!

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Running in Recovery!

Running in Recovery!  7 years ago I believed my life was over. 7 years ago I was willing to lose my children, my home, my job. 7 years ago my only commitment was to a bottle of vodka. It had become my master and I was faithful to the bitter, very bitter end. The end came and something ...

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