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Addicted to Music Pt. 6: Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

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Addicted to Music Pt. 6: Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

It's awesome to be able to do what I do with writing, and my lifestyle of full fledged recovery and sober success. But there are certain times, like this one, where you're beyond humbled... Take this recent situation where a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member--Ricky Byrd, the guitarist from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts--sends you a picture of him in your shirt that says "CLEAN"/Addicted to the Clean Life, on it. Also not knowing who he is at that specific time, besides the name he used on Instagram; "Ricky Byrd's Clean Getaway." Which so happens to be the...

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Drinking Nail Polish Remover! Cheers...

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Drinking Nail Polish Remover! Cheers...

Yup! I'm 100% sober and have been for nearly 7 years. I'm practicing daily recovery, too. But, somehow I've managed so successfully and accidentally overdose myself... more than a few times. The doctors don't really have an explanation for it, and maybe one of you can reach out to me through the website after reaching this, too! But, I've developed either some form of narcolepsy or a sleep walking disorder that involves my eating disorder; binge eating disorder. It's very scary to my family and I, because I will wake up in different places than my bed during the night...

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Why I Say "Sober" More Than "Clean"

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Why I Say "Sober" More Than "Clean"

I started my cling to materialistic resolution at the age of eleven when I was taken to an adolescent psychiatry and psychology doctor at one of the most prestigious institutes in the world. I'd complained about depression and asked my mother to end it, but I didn't know something much worse would start from this. I didn't want it to end in this way... After evaluating me, and seeing many resident doctors, I couldn't establish a solid relationship with anyone; so it was a new diagnosis every time. Inherently it was a new medication every time, too. Because if one...

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Goodbye Blood Clots! Hello, Recovery.

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Goodbye Blood Clots! Hello, Recovery.

Because of my addiction to substances—amongst other things—my liver has never really been too great until recent years. I’ve gone through talks with doctors who’ve mentioned things like liver transplants, and put myself at risk for hepatitis C and AIDS by sharing needles. My liver has been inflamed and I’ve never drank enough water, at the right foods, or took care of myself until I found recovery. It was always booze, needles, and fast food joints on top of smoking and garbage into my system… But what struck me the hardest, and most painful, was blood clots going through the...

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This is How a Sober Wife, Saved My Family Life…

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This is How a Sober Wife, Saved My Family Life…

It’s absolutely awesome having a sober wife who’s not actually in recovery! She gives me, and, understands the best of both worlds. And just because she hasn’t been an addict, doesn’t mean she hasn’t been through struggle growing up in the Philippines, or even being married to an addict (me). She understands my need and want to stay sober, but then, also understands the “normie” aspect to living a balanced and fulfilling life; that I frankly wouldn’t get without being around her so freaking much! Like when I’ll go on an 18-hour work binge because stuff is flowing, and knowing...

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