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Judgment

This word, judgment, is something that we encounter DAILY in life, whether anyone is an addict or not. No matter what you do in life, there will ALWAYS be people who judge you. You can have your whole life together and people will still choose to find something wrong with you. They will choose to […]

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Life in Recovery

As my 9-month clean date on August 8th approaches, I have found myself reflecting on the amazing life that I have started to build, thanks to my recovery. It hasn’t always been easy but looking back at my journey so far, it has all been worth it. When I was first released from jail and […]

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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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Recovery Skills

When substance abuse, mental illness mix

MENU The First Rule of Recovery You don’t recover from an addiction by stopping using. You recover by creating a new life where it is easier to not use. If you don’t create a new life, then all the factors that brought you to your addiction will eventually catch up with you again. You don’t […]

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Angela Singer’s struggles with addiction and self harm became a journey of redemption and hope

Angela Singer's struggles with addiction and self harm became a journey of redemption and hope

Amid scars lining Angela Singer’s left arm are the tattooed words “Without struggle there is no progress.” Inked on her right wrist is “fearless” — reminders of a painful journey that nearly ended in her death, but has evolved into inner peace. For years, Singer harboured anger and bitterness after she was sexually abused at […]

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Reporter reveals sister’s fatal heroin nightmare

Reporter Laura Turner reveals sister’s fatal heroin nightmare

A JOURNALIST has told of her sister’s heroin nightmare and how she could have survived it. Channel 9 reporter Laura Turner delved into her family’s heartache on Monday night’s episode of A Current Affair , telling the story of her sister Skye’s fatal drug addiction. She died from an overdose on March 10 after falling […]

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Body, Mind and Spirit after Addiction

Holistic Addiction Treatment: Prayer / Spiritual Healing

Addiction is a devastating disease which affects the addicted person in body, mind and spirit. After receiving treatment for an addiction, the work for the addicted person is only beginning. The addicted person has to find a way to heal from all the pain and anguish that the addiction caused. Since the addiction affected you […]

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