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My Worst Sin

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My Worst Sin

Denial is the evilest--and my worst--sin of all.  I would rather regret something I did than never have an opportunity to make a change at all.  There are so many things that I regret; I’m so freaking sorry for that.  I know that I may never see some of my friends again.  I know that a lot of my family may hate me forever.  There are people who will walk and turn the other way if seeing me in public.  But there is so much danger behind looking at someone or something and forcibly denying anything wrong had ever happened....

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Invisible Illness! Don't Believe Me Until My Bones Are Already Broken...

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Invisible Illness! Don't Believe Me Until My Bones Are Already Broken...

This isn't recent news, but it is relevant news for me, my story, and another grotesque mental illness saga. My mental illness never seems to go away, but does it better when I find healthier ways to cope. But, this was a time in my life when I was at an all time low mentally, dealing with panic disorders and anorexia, while trying to realize that maybe I truly did have a problem with addiction; not just substances, either.  While chronically threatening to kill myself was the least of my worries. In fact, I thought that it would fix my...

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

I've done a lot of mom articles on SubstanceForYou.com. I've gotten some from my mom, other mom's I know who's children are still struggling or even mother's who have lost their son's. But what I know holds truest to this epidemic is that addiction doesn't effect just moms. It effects dads too. And I know my dad is a very smart man, but part of me felt he just didn't get this whole recovery thing, because at first he would say things that didn't quite make sense to me, at all. But as we grew together we recovered together, too....

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I was 2 weeks Rage Free today… but I slipped.

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I was 2 weeks Rage Free today… but I slipped.

I was two weeks rage free today, but I slipped. And living with the remorse of anger is one of the hardest things I’ve yet to overcome. I am 5+ years clean and sober from drugs and alcohol but that isn’t to say I’m a saint. I remain enslaved by my anger and still succumb ...

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5 Tips for Early Recovery that Saved MY a$$!

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5 Tips for Early Recovery that Saved MY a$$!

5 Tips for Every Recovery that Saved MY a$$! 1. Delete all of your old contacts—this doesn’t mean delete your momma and your dad from your phone (you probably know those by heart). This means, anyone you think shouldn’t be there in your contacts, well, get rid of em! Because you know what? You’re probably ...

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