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Mom Struggle’s with Son’s Addiction-Finds Support

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Mom Struggle’s with Son’s Addiction-Finds Support

I met Mary Beth a while back through a recovery network.  She has graced me with her story of her son Matthew and his addiction.  She has also graced me with her courageous story of her codependency to Matthew and his addiction.  Now, Mary Beth is telling the world on how she herself got better.  This ...

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Drinking-College-Consequences

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Drinking-College-Consequences

Many know the correlation in drinking and the college atmosphere (there’s a lot of partying that happens… true!). But, most cannot name specific data or consequences on a concrete level. Personally, through seeing ambulances drive up to on campus housing for those lying outside on the ground passed out from alcohol poisoning after a sports ...

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What does a Relapse feel like?

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What does a Relapse feel like?

I did this sketch on watch recovery feels like recently in our recovery section of the blog. Branching off of that idea, I’m now flipping the table and doing something completely different. This time I’m focusing on what something feels like in our addiction. I’m now going to give perspective into what a relapse feels ...

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A New Perspective: Recovery changes everything!

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A New Perspective: Recovery changes everything!

Recovery gives you a different perspective on things, compared to addiction. In active addiction people usually look at things in an aggressive, or passive aggressive, state of mind. Those struggling with active addiction feel, and act like theirs, yours, and others emotions are amplified, or on another extreme, dulled completely. In recovery people tend to ...

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The War on Drugs: The ‘root’ of all evil.

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The War on Drugs: The ‘root’ of all evil.

The “War on Drugs” technically started in the 1870s when the federal government outlawed opium bars in their attempted resolution to the influx of Asian-American population (Drug Policy. “A Brief History of the Drug War.” 2014. drugpolicy.org/new-solutions-drug-policy/brief-history-drug-war). According to a Stanford University study, “The Harrison Narcotics Act, passed in 1914, was the United States first ...

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