addiction

The realities of addition; the truth about living under, above and beyond the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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mollyglinski 2 years ago
Hunger
The hunger started when you were about 15, you went to Jack’s with a couple of mates and he passed you a zoot. You’d never even smoked a cigarette before because you were such a little mummy’s boy. Di...
Alyssa Horn2 years ago
Being In Recovery
The sun seems brighter these days as the colors of the earth seem much brighter. I no longer feel dead or should I say the walking dead. Currently, I am twenty-eight years old…however, I began using a...
Substituting One Drug for Another?
There is a lot of controversy and anger from recovering addicts and the community at large about the use of Suboxone and methadone with persons in active addiction. There is a real stigma in the recov...
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Chris Coleman2 years ago
Where the Grass is Greener
As a child I was always the good kid. I was the teacher’s pet, never misbehaved at school, homework always on time. At home I was the ideal child, I didn’t throw a fit and I always ate my vegetables. ...
Denise Gregory2 years ago
A Criminal Element Continues...
In my previous blog, I touched upon how autism has affected my son and highlighted the problems we have encountered as a family regarding substance misuse, school avoidance and criminality. This blog,...
National Addictions Awareness Week 2017: Addiction Affects All of Us
I am the daughter of an alcoholic. I am not in unique company, but certainly those of us who are related to someone who struggles with addiction know for sure the baggage that comes with it. There are...
Amy Butler2 years ago
Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction… it's a huge epidemic in my state, and sadly, it's something that hit home personally for me recently. I love my boyfriend, don't get me wrong, but I found out, completely by surprise...
Kathy Lester2 years ago
You Can't Fix Someone Who Won't Fix Themselves
Over the years, I have seen this through the eyes of a little child and onward as an adult. I have watched individuals abuse alcohol, narcotics, and other types of drugs on an ongoing basis for weeks,...
How Does Ibogaine Treatment Work for Addiction?
Before I found out about Ibogaine treatment, I was a massive junkie. My life was in shambles. I had stolen cash, credit cards, vehicles, and probably lifespan from my parents. Especially my parents. M...
Apps To Help You Cope With Addiction
Addiction is one of the most brutal diseases out there, and you often don't realize how deep you're in until you hit rock bottom. Realizing you have a problem is usually the time you realize you need ...
Samuel Martin2 years ago
Why I Took Adderall for My ADHD
I was homeless at 18, meaning I was still quite interested in drugs, due to my age and situation. Not "hard drugs" like opiates and narcotics, rather legal (controlled) prescription medications. I had...
Rachel Arquette2 years ago
A New Outlook on Life
My name is Rachel, and I'm a recovering addict. It took me a long time to be able to come to terms with the fact that I was actually an addict, that people didn't do heroin recreationally. I was incre...
Reigny Teller2 years ago
My Journey Through Addiction
Addiction was a part of my life before I ever knew what it was. I had a rather large group of friends growing up. Some might even say we were the “popular” kids. Well, they were the popular kids, I so...
Annie V2 years ago
Vertical Horizons
Do you know that I wake up every day of my life — distressed? Distressed with some kind of infinite agony, bound in this sort of desperation. I do not know where it comes from, I do not know why it st...
Emily Buehner2 years ago
Dependent on the Dependency
When suffering with mental health and addiction, when do you say enough is enough? Is it when you have isolated yourself from the world. Is it when you can no longer manage a normal day alone with yourself? Or is it when you can no longer stop crying that you numb yourself with drugs to the point of being back to a healthy weight, or wait... being underweight now. We have all the resources we need, we know where they are and where to reach out for them, so why don't we? We are scared. Bottom lin...
Alice Minguez2 years ago
Skills to Prevent Relapse
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? Dialectical behavior therapy, more commonly known as DBT, is a type of therapy that was originally created to help people with borderline personality disorder, a ...
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Cody Wyatt2 years ago
Antipathy
As a child, I did not have the full capacity to understand how quickly life stumbles along. I can remember waking up early in the morning for school thinking it was going to be a long dreadful day and...
Ricky Whitcomb2 years ago
What Happens When the Opioid Epidemic Hits Home... Literally
He was only 32 years old. It was a Sunday morning. I was working my second job, bartending at a local spot. If I hadn’t been working I’d have probably been there drinking regardless, enjoying a casual...