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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

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No One Brings Casseroles When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill!

Back when my 14-year- old son called me from school and said he knows he should be happy and he is a lucky boy, but he feels like he wants to die, I truly panicked. It was as if I wasn’t hearing the right words coming out of his mouth. I knew I wasn’t equipped for this situation!!!! I asked him if I could take him to his doctor and when he replied yes, at that point I knew my son was clearly showing signs of mental illness. I sat stunned in utter silence, panicking and paralyzed, not able to...

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What Living With an Addict is Like...

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What Living With an Addict is Like...

When you live life with an addict it is like living inside a volcano. You hurt all over from the inside out. You never know when the volcano of your life will erupt. Will your son harm another? Will he go to jail? Will he steal to get what he needs? Will he overdose and die? These are the questions you ask yourself over and over. There are times when the volcano of your life is quiet. Most days the hot lava of life with an addict pours out! The pain is intense. Life becomes unbearable. In the end one of...

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11 Year Old Missing her Sister & Dad Since Their Addiction

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11 Year Old Missing her Sister & Dad Since Their Addiction

Having a father and a sister that were both drug addicts, did not give me a good life. It was hard on my life. It affected my school grades, it affected the way my parents treated each other, and most important it affected my life in a very bad way. I've learned a lot in life for these reasons.  Since my dad was a drug addict he missed a lot of parts of my life like my school talent shows, my science fairs, my chorus concerts, and a lot of my birth days. I still remember the first time my...

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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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I’ve got a Secret, It’s on the tip of my tongue!

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I’ve got a Secret, It’s on the tip of my tongue!

MY SECRET; Candace S.— I started my recovery journey nearly 20 months ago. In the beginning, I was surrounded by people that knew my situation, knew about my addiction, and supported me in my journey. Now, I am finding myself in a place where virtually no one but my immediate family and closest friends know ...

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