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A Sober Stigma You've Never Heard Before!

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A Sober Stigma You've Never Heard Before!

The stigma that you’ve never noticed from the eyes of a non-sober/recovering person is that, “Sober people think that, because of sobriety, they are better than you (people who don’t claim sobriety).” Source: Many people I’ve encountered throughout college, music, and work (Substance For You) have said these exact words, in this exact order. My response… There has been an alternative stigma surrounding sober people, or people who claim long term sobriety for specifics. This stigma is an odd one in my book, because I wonder who the hell came up with it? This stigma surrounds the glamorization of sobriety...

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I Lost My Best Friend Today...

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I Lost My Best Friend Today...

“Losing someone you love is never easy, but sometimes it’s the easiest thing in a difficult situation.”  I lost one of my best friends today. But, it’s a true blessing how and when we met. I was in my first couple years of recovery and had just published my first book. It was a memoir in a series of my life. MaryBeth had just that year lost her son to an overdose of Fentanyl laced heroin and alcohol. The sober living house he was living in was crap, and you could tell MaryBeth just needed answers, “What did my son...

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Band of Brothers: Recovery Style

Band of Brothers: Recovery Style

In recovery there are times that are paramount to changing the tides of the movement at hand. A lot of that has to do with unity and brotherhood. Some of it comes from people finding support groups. But other times it simply just happens because that’s what the world needs! And along my journey in recovery I’ve met so many people that have changed my life in so many ways that the gratitude will walk this Earth a lot longer than I’m alive. If you know anything about this website, it’s not 12-step based. We here at Substance For You...

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A Whole New Type of Instant Gratification!

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A Whole New Type of Instant Gratification!

I’ve been having a really hard time lately. And it’s tough. I still struggle with getting what I want and having to have it now. But, that just isn’t the way the world works, or so I’m told! There are instances in life that I will try so freaking hard to get something, and no matter what I do it just will not happen (legally)! And some things you can’t bend the rules for, but hey, I’m trying to live an honest life now a day, right?! No matter what it is, I can’t break the law to get it....

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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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