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Trevor's Story: What Works for Him, May Work for You!

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Trevor's Story: What Works for Him, May Work for You!

To be honest I don’t think you can cure yourself of depression, any other sort of mental illness, or addiction, without help from others or drugs or both. I didn’t. And in fact I don’t think you can be cured of depression. At the moment (who knows in the future?) these things are a life sentence without a cure; the best we can do is keep it in abeyance for as long as we can, and if we’re very fortunate, that might be for the rest of our lives. But we require eternal vigilance. But there are many things we can...

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A Whole New Type of Instant Gratification!

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A Whole New Type of Instant Gratification!

I’ve been having a really hard time lately. And it’s tough. I still struggle with getting what I want and having to have it now. But, that just isn’t the way the world works, or so I’m told! There are instances in life that I will try so freaking hard to get something, and no matter what I do it just will not happen (legally)! And some things you can’t bend the rules for, but hey, I’m trying to live an honest life now a day, right?! No matter what it is, I can’t break the law to get it....

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Raven: My First Meeting

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Raven: My First Meeting

December 21st 2011. This was the beginning of a new way of life. It was a cold Tuesday evening and I was sick because I hadn't had a drink. I walked into my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and I was greeted by a very tall lanky woman with a big smile. She extended her hand to me and said, "Welcome, I'm glad you're here!” I thought to myself, “Is this woman crazy? Does she know who I am? What I've done?” And then she guided me to my seat. After I sat down I listened to everyone introduce themselves as alcoholics. “How did I...

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A Parent’s View of Son’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery

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A Parent’s View of Son’s Journey from Addiction to Recovery

It didn’t’ take my husband and I very long to see that our teenage son was fighting the battle of drug addiction. At first, we simply noticed changes–some subtle and others not so subtle. We didn’t jump to conclusions, but we didn’t sit back and do nothing. We started by discussing our observations with each other. Firstly, we noticed ...

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Dear Serenity: I’m Sorry

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Dear Serenity: I’m Sorry

Dear Serenity, I’m sorry for neglecting you in my most selfish of times. I feel as if we didn’t start off on the right foot. Our thoughts tend to be of differing opinions… My mind often says, “GO, GO, GO” which can lead to negative things in my life. But, you… serenity, you are always trying to balance me. ...

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