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My Son Overdosed and this is How I Remember Him…

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My Son Overdosed and this is How I Remember Him…

On May 19, 2013 my son Matthew died. He left us due to a combination of fentanyl and alcohol. That’s a lethal combination of substances to ingest. Matt was living in a sober home in a nearby city when this occurred. I’d spoken to him the evening before and everything seemed fine. So when the police showed up at my door to tell me he was gone I was truly shocked.  In fact, I argued with them at first, insisting that they were wrong, that I’d just spoken to him, and he was fine. As awful as that day was,...

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This is What a Mother’s Heartbreak Feels Like…

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This is What a Mother’s Heartbreak Feels Like…

As a child I grew up in a nice family, in a nice town, with a nice school to go to. I had nice friends until my high school years. It was one of those “typical family” situations. My mother’s love never faded, my father loved me, and my brother and I were typical kids. ...

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How Wes Beat Meth!

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How Wes Beat Meth!

Wes grew up on the oceans of California beaches and had what seemed to be an average childhood, until his parents divorce.  His love for dirt biking was evident and seemed like a sweet child.  There were many things going on in his life as he defined it at “chaotic but fun.”   It was ...

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“I’m a Sexaholic”

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“I’m a Sexaholic”

I’ve been asked questions if this site is more than just drug addiction, and then I branched out into eating disorder articles. Then, I was asked the question again and I start to cover more aspects of mental health to help those in early recovery. Now, I go for a completely new and vibrant stem ...

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A View from the Other Side

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A View from the Other Side

A View from the Other SideBy Nadine Herring Hi, my name is Nadine and I am the wife of a former alcoholic and addict, sibling to a sister who is a former addict and brother who lost his battle with alcoholism. I’ve shared parts of my story through my writing before, but this is the ...

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