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Navigating the Gauntlet

Navigating the Gauntlet

It was a weekday, maybe a Tuesday, and I was downtown with people who I thought were friends, but like me, they had punched their one-way ticket to Pain Station without reserve. ALL ABOARD!! It’s amazing how little your problem seems once you’ve surrounded yourself with “good company.” The definition of a parasite is an…

coffee and coffee pot

You Owe Me A Coffee

I’m not sure what upset me most – the fact that I’m a diva and like expensive coffee, so what I spit out at the remark had to be at least $2.12, or how someone so close to me understands so little about addiction. The comments were stemming from a recent news article detailing a…

recipes for recovery

Recipes for Recovery

The knock was loud, somewhat frightening as the sunlight pierced through the crust lining that held my eyes shut. I don’t know where I am or who I’ve become. I’m not sure who is on the other side of the door. Is it the cops to inform me that I was involved in a hit-and-run…

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Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms

Learn how to identify signs of substance use.

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Language of Recovery

Language of Recovery

The words you choose are important.

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