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A Nurse in Recovery: Tiffany's Clarity

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A Nurse in Recovery: Tiffany's Clarity

It had been a couple years since my graduation from nursing school when I heard a rumor at work that some of the staff had been drinking on the job. My good friend, also a nurse in the department, had called me in a panic the next day and said that she overheard there was potluck and someone said the cider was spiked. Too shocked and nervous to tell anyone, she did not go to the supervisors that night. I felt like it couldn’t be true. Deeply ingrained in my soul was the belief that nurses were essentially perfect. As...

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

Should I Go to Treatment? Treatment programs such as Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA/12 STEPS) are not for everybody. Not everyone responds well to sharing their story with others or listening to others talk about their stories. Sometimes, being with a group of people caught in the grips of addictions isn't a good idea. Especially if many of them are only going to AA or NA because they're ordered to by a judge or some other official. Trunk Parties Have you ever been to an AA meeting where there were trunk parties afterward? What is a trunk party, you ask? A...

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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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A Safe Haven for Women: Women for Sobriety

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A Safe Haven for Women: Women for Sobriety

We all have heard about Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and all of the other variations of the 12-step method. These are a fabulous option for many addicts and alcoholics as they help many to get and stay sober. However, there are people who for whatever reason do not suit the 12 steps. Where ...

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The Effects of Living in Denial of Addictions

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The Effects of Living in Denial of Addictions

The affect of Living in Denial of Addictions I went to my first narcotics anonymous meeting at the age of 16 after a night of binge drinking and admitting to a friend (who was against drugs) that I was smoking crack. His immediate response is that I need to get help, and soon. He was ...

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