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Personal Narratives

Dear Son: The Letter I Would Have Sent Had I Known Opioids Would Take Your Life

Hi sweet boy. Today is nineteen months of life without you and it’s so hard. I spend a great deal…

There Are Two Ways Out Of Addiction

As an addict,  I always lived a double life.  Maintaining some sort of class and elegance in my relationships,  dependable…

Our Memories Smell Like Heroin

More than eight million children have at least one parent who is addicted to alcohol or drugs. This number includes…

A mothers journey after her sons addiction

We’ve all heard the saying, Life Goes On. It wasn’t until this year that I really felt the impact of…

Loving a Heroin Addict

-Being in love with an addict isn’t always easy on me, especially when Heroin is their DOC. -But this was…

Why My Mother and I Opened a Treatment Center By Lisa Cohen, Co-Founder of Path to Serenity Treatment Center 

I was raised by my parents in Newport Beach, CA. I had a normal childhood and upbringing. My parents divorced…

Freedom: It’s An Inside Job

FREEDOM. I have been searching for it my entire life. I think the reason I’ve never found it is because…

I Thought This Was My Bottom

Landing in a psych ward, overdosing, a failure to commit suicide, stealing a rehab van, living in an abandoned house,…

The 4 M’s that keep me sober

“Slow down,” the voice inside my head instructed. I ignored it. And I tripped. I was running to the bottom…