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A Steady Flow of Blood...

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A Steady Flow of Blood...

Hi Substance For You fans – the fitness guy is back; One Rep Marv! This week I was asked by the big bossman to write about my own experience about using blood flow and strategic exercise to possibly reduce some chronic pain. No studies, no scientific facts, this is just my opinion. Brian, the owner here at Substance For You, definitely threw me a curve ball with that last part of the request, but I’m stepping up to the plate regardless and taking a swing at it. A little about myself is that I'm only 31 years old, yet, I've...

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Hurt Myself for Drugs?

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Hurt Myself for Drugs?

People are hurting themselves and on purpose. So if you know someone who is an addict and they get into an “accident,” the truth is that they may have actually intended for this to happen. But, this does not defeat the purpose that they need immediate medical attention. Some people do get hurt really bad, too. And they get hurt while high while not even knowing it. But, others get hurt while high, or seeking a high, and do know it. Why? Because they’re hurting themselves on purpose. Prescription opioid overdoses are now a leading cause of death in the...

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One Direction Saved My Life!

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One Direction Saved My Life!

Hi, my name is Claudia and I'm still on this Earth because of 5 boys who are/were in a band called One Direction. You see, I'm 19 now. But when I was 10 my life was totally different than it is now. When I was 10, I was getting stabbed, beaten and punched at school. Verbally abused, or just straight up ignored. When I was 10 I went to one birthday party and I spent the whole party locked in a dog cage in pitch black darkness, by myself. So, when I was 10, I discovered my best friend. My...

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8 Reasons Why I Chose Recovery

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8 Reasons Why I Chose Recovery

8 Reasons Why I Chose Recovery The addict lifestyle isn’t a glamorous one. Most people who’ve struggled with addiction know, things can get pretty ugly. Living conditions are often less than favorable and living in my head was even worst. The self-esteem issues from being an addict alone were hard to bare add to that ...

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