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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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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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Control Freak

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Control Freak

I never considered myself to be much of control freak until my life spiraled out of control. By nature, I am not domineering, and when it comes to being in charge: I could take it or leave it. While I could not care less if I am in charge, I do like being in control, ...

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Street Life: A Different Kind of Woman

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Street Life: A Different Kind of Woman

Street Life: A Different Kind of Woman   I’ve often felt like I was caught between worlds at many stages of my life. Even in recovery, I hover in a realm between addict and “normie”. A vital part of my recovery is knowing the disease of addiction will always be waiting to be stirred once ...

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Teaching on Speed

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Teaching on Speed

Teaching on Speed   My use of Meth preceded my teaching for over a decade. As a 17-year-old child, I married a man who turned out to be a meth manufacturer back in the “old” days when a DEA number was needed for the chemicals. There were long periods of non-use, usually to “lay low ...

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