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Women in Recovery: Establishing Healthy Relationships in Early Recovery is Not So Easy

  Addiction Destroys Genuine Intimacy Women in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction describe their emotional struggle during recovery as empty, lonely, guilty, disconnected and numb. For the woman who is still addicted, these fearful and painful emotions are temporarily remedied by drugs and/or alcohol and, sometimes, sexual encounters. “Most of the time I felt […]

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Carrying the Weight: Being a Woman in Recovery

“Other stories come second or third-hand, via friends who acted as confidants to the assaulted,” Tara Rose writes for Washington Post. Her article, titled, “Women are suffering under the weight of each other’s stories” talks about the profound experience of heartache women carry when they have experienced sexual assault. Women carry a magnitude of heartbreaking and […]

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Female Veterans and Drug Addiction: 15 Ways to Support their Ongoing Battle

Coming back home after serving in the military can be a very challenging time for those who have bravely served our country. The National Conference of State Legislatures states that the “transition from military to civilian life varies for each female veteran just as it does for male veterans. Though many women reintegrate with ease, others may […]

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Jehovah-Shalom

Hiding in shadows in my darkest hour, I begin to shake, cry, and cower. I turn to Him for His reassuring light, On my knees praying for His insight. I surround myself with His Holy verse, Continuing to pray, He lifts this curse. I find solace in the harmony of His song, Cradled in His […]

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Humble Me

I’ve worshiped idle gods and men, oh, how foolish I have been, to throw away wasted years. Now, I look to You through tears. I stand before You, vulnerable, stripped naked, and ashamed. Now, it’s only Your name I proclaim. I struggle with faith day-to-day. You’re the only one true way. Hold me steadfast to […]

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Daily Storms

Rain came flooding down and nighttime squalls blew. The shade of blacks and grays came into view. As lightning strikes it accents their hue, Large chucks of hail the skies began to spew. You saw the dark, coiling clouds rolling through. Everything in their path they ripped into. You watched in horror with nothing to […]

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“Skittles”

Thirty years ago very little was known about the human psyche. We have come a long way in understanding human brain development and illnesses since that time. However, in today’s age, the new fad is to see how many new names we can design for pre-existing psycho diagnosis. There is a new prognosis for everything […]

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Drowning Me

Drowning Me Tonight I want to drown In everything I’ve ever used Sweet agony; bittersweet going down Suffer slowly in the abuse Let the nothing swallow me whole The numbness is all I know No one can save me So let go and set me free I can’t face this dark alone But yet there’s […]

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My Home

My Home My home passed on two years ago with a promise he made me swear to never go back home. Now I see that what I saw as a physical place and what I thought I found comfort and peace in wasn’t the physical address, it was him, my father. His dying wish was […]

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Gardener

Just a Gardener I was informed that a group I joined doesn’t “preach” at folks (paraphrasing) “I’m not a preacher baby, I’m a gardner… I’m planting the seeds of the Lord and His mighty light will help them grow!” ~S. R. Craig, 2018

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Buffering Loved Ones

Buffering Loved Ones We try to bury the teeth and claws, deep under the heavy walls. When they inevitably break through, we try to protect the closest ones to you. The hurt, anger, and pain we feel, we don’t wish for anyone else’s soul to steal. We know the tortures you suffer, so we slip […]

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Bipolar Chaos

A Bipolar Mind A bipolar mind is a difficult one and those that don’t have one will never get it. There’s no such thing as normal, we’re all mad here, but tell you a secret, all the best ones are . When we “feel” alone, we really are, but it’s because we’ve created the isolation. […]

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