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Personal Narratives

Growing up in an alcoholic home

I didn’t start out my life as an alcoholic in the drinking sense. I think though, that inside, I was…

11 Years Ago You Died From Heroin Overdose, and I Became This Person

9/19/2017 Jess, Eleven years ago today, I was twenty, and the longest we had gone not seeing or talking to…

How to rise above the stigma of addiction that’s been putting you down

        I strolled into the pharmacy, wearing my new dress and having just left the hair salon,…

Three Years After Mark Died, His Mother Gave Me His Music

It is National Recovery Month. Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance…

Can you spot the junkie?

Hey, I have a question for you. Yeah you. You know who you are. You’re the ones who hate. The…

The double edge sword of addiction

Addiction is a disease like none other.  Like a double edge sword. It tears families apart. It bonds strangers forever….

Surrendering

A topic was brought up in my meeting today around Surrendering. It really made me think about what this means…

Seeking justice for lives lost due to the opioid epidemic

 If planes were falling from the sky killing a large number of Americans on a daily basis, the Airline Industry…

Is it ok if i drink in front of you?

I recently had a dinner with 3 of my nearest and dearest friends (aka, my “Tribe”). A couple of them I…