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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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Hi Dad Remember Me? Your Daughter Jenna…

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Hi Dad Remember Me? Your Daughter Jenna…

Hi Dad, Remember Me? Your Daughter Jenna…     I stood outside the door, hesitating to knock as I wondered if I had made a mistake coming here.  It was Thanksgiving Day and I could think of so many other ways to be spending the day then to be standing outside my parents’ house.  I could ...

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Do I pursue Mania or does Mania pursue me?

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Do I pursue Mania or does Mania pursue me?

Part 1: Do I Pursue Mania? I’ve been manic before. Heck, I’m manic now. Every time an episode comes on, I feel as if it’s all my fault. Doctors tell us it isn’t. Therapists tell us it isn’t. However, that’s exactly how we do feel. We feel as if it is us, if we had ...

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Regaining my Voice after Sexual and Mental Abuse

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Regaining my Voice after Sexual and Mental Abuse

Regaining my Voice after Sexual and Mental Abuse — I looked in the mirror today just like I always do and realized that for the first time in a long time I didn’t despise or hate the person staring back at me. For the past 5 years my most challenging battle I found myself fighting was ...

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Tips on Overcoming Depression Pt. 2

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Tips on Overcoming Depression Pt. 2

For part one by Matthew Peters tips on Depression go here- http://substanceforyou.com/tips-on-overcoming-depression/ Depression is something that has been apart of my life since I can remember. Its dark cloud always followed me around, angrily pouring depressive rain into my life. My depression made so many aspects of my life grey and bleak. Even the things I loved ...

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