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Hospital, Again

By Susan Mansfield

We spoke about his other anxieties and how he feels inadequate and how he has such an empty life that he could not be able to go clean and face all his issues because it would be too hard, too painful and take too long. MORE  

Fun At Social Gatherings Sober?

By Julie Elsdon-Height

If you’re attending events and find you’re feeling out of place, perhaps ask yourself if you’re allowing yourself to have FUN and remember you’re not under a spotlight, people aren’t focusing on whether you’re drinking or not. MORE  

These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

By Mary Killian

I tried to reassure myself, but it was a terrible thought. Sometimes, I wondered if I could ever get away. Charlie would never let me leave. I'd have to kill him, and I didn't know if I could pull that off. MORE  

I Will Not Help the Addict to Kill My Son

By Sandy Swenson

Three times Joey was convinced or cornered into going into addiction treatment. And three times Joey played it and everyone around him like a game and then walked away. MORE  

Sleepless in Sobriety

By Christopher Dale

I can't fall asleep on command any more than I can defy gravity; both demand changes impossible to execute. The difference is that failure to achieve weightlessness for eight hours won't make me tired, irritable and unproductive for the remainder of the day. MORE  

Breaking the Cycle: Parenting After Being Raised in Hell

By Christine Cissy White

It is radical work to self-accept rather than self-hate. MORE  

The 12 Steps in Reverse

By Juliet Abram

What if I told you... You are smarter than addiction? MORE  

Online Recovery Revolution, Kiwi Style

By Mrs. D

Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people reached out to me. And overwhelmingly the message was "I’m just like you." MORE  

Know Your Treatment Options

By Josh King

As helpers, it's our job to recognize our own biases and put them aside so we can offer our clients the options and the guidance to get the help they want and need, no matter what path that might be. MORE  

I Did Not Cause My Son to Become an Addict

By Sandy Swenson

Substance abuse is a choice. Addiction is a disease. MORE  

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