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I don’t get paid $$ for this!

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I don’t get paid $$ for this!

It’s true, I don’t get paid a single dime for any of this. What is this you’re asking? Recovery, duh! And yeah, I really don’t get paid a single dime to be better. Although, I would be lying if I said I didn’t get paid at all…  I get paid in so many other things than money for working on my recovery. Are you starting to see the correlation? I “work” for my recovery, but I don’t get “paid” for it in money. If you can’t see it, here’s a breakdown ya’ll.  I get paid in a healthy atmosphere around...

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My Addiction Drove Me $500,000 Into Debt

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My Addiction Drove Me $500,000 Into Debt

When I was in treatment, they had us do an exercise. It was to determine the amount of money we had spent on our alcohol and drug addiction over the years. Between the alcohol, drugs and rock and roll, I estimated my debt was in the neighborhood of $500K. Think about that and let it ...

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3 Safety Precautions in Early Recovery

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3 Safety Precautions in Early Recovery

Every parent wants to know two things when they have a child or loved one just getting clean or into recovery for the first time. They want to know, “What could I have done different?” and the next most asked question is “Where do I go next to help prevent this from happening again?” It ...

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No Funding No Treatment

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No Funding No Treatment

People are suffering and dying because there is no adequate care for substance abuse treatment. Typically, for someone to receive treatment in this country, you either need to  pay out of your pocket, have insurance, or go to a facility that is state funded. What if certain individuals don’t have any means to obtain that? ...

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Ripping off the Drug Dealer

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Ripping off the Drug Dealer

Some sober friends and I were talking about past times. We were reminiscing about some of the worst times we had gone through in active addiction, as a friendly reminder to never go back there.  Some scenarios we came up with were things like the previous article I wrote on what it feels like to be ...

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