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When Life Got Real…

“FREEZE!” I will never forget hearing that word, five months ago today, as I stood in front of a friend’s house in south city St. Louis, while trying to pop the hood to a van. I had been up for four or five days, and had just done a gram shot of Ice about an […]

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Hatred Bred from Addiction

“LET THEM DIE.” “WHY ARE WE CALLING 911.” “THEY ARE JUST A USELESS JUNKIE.” “THEY WILL NEVER CHANGE.” “WHAT A WASTE.” The above sayings are all things I have read and heard in regards to addicts who have overdosed or those of whom are living in active addiction, in general. These are not the only […]

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Gratitude in Recovery

While in active addiction, I found that I happened to have my hand out, a lot. I have always held to the ideal that closed mouths don’t get fed, which is true. As an addict, I exploited that saying to the point it was like beating that dead horse. In my addict mindset, I found […]

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This Too Shall Pass

Happy Thursday! Today’s Just for Today reading touches on anxiety. One of three definitions of anxiety, according to Google, is as follows: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome Anxiety is something that has affected me personally for several years now. I have had anxiety […]

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Recovery is Selfish

Whenever you make the decision to enter into recovery, you are often asked why you made the decision to get clean. Answers come in various forms, such as for the kids, because I have to go or went to jail, I can’t afford it, etc. One answer most people shy away from is that they […]

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Music

MUSIC IS LIFE Music. To some people it is simply something used as white noise, a way to drown out the silence that we sometimes find ourselves in. To others, such as myself, it is life. Ever since I was a kid, music has been a staple in my life. My dad got a job […]

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…addiction…

For the past couple of years, I have somewhat been obsessed with the topic of addiction. I have researched what it is, why people are addicts, things people become addicted to, etc. I have also been part of NUMEROUS debates as to whether or not addiction is a disease. Last year, I finally had an […]

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Celebrating Successes

Celebration (transitive verb) – acknowledge a significant or happy day or event with social gathering or enjoyable activity Well, you can thank Google search for that definition. You’re probably wondering why I felt the need to define this word. If not, go ahead and take a moment to ponder this. I’ll wait. Okay, ready? My […]

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Triggers

Being in recovery, I am faced with triggers on a daily basis. For those of you that are not familiar with the terminology, let me explain. A trigger is ANYTHING that causes a chain reaction to use. It could be a person, place, object, action, ANYTHING. Triggers, like drugs, don’t discriminate. Triggers are also not […]

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Yes…I’m Back

Well, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sarah and I am a recovering addict. For those of you who do, boy do I have a lot to catch you up on. On January 24th, I was released from jail. Crap, let me back track slightly. When I was an active […]

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