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Treatment Did Not Fix Me

Treatment Did Not Fix Me

Treatment did not fix me, nor was I forced to go, and thank God for that. Before you get all sideways, let me explain. I truly wish being dipped into the treatment water would’ve cured all my problems, erased my past life, and put me on an equal playing field with the rest of the…

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9 words

Nine Words

As I stood next to my father’s hospital bed I calculated it had been four years since we had seen each other, and two years since we had spoken. Death is an interesting thing; in fact, it’s the only thing that is absolute in life, so good luck with those grudges you’re holding. When my…

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…

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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…

Signs & Symptoms

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Language of Recovery

Language of Recovery

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