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What is Addiction

Posted: 03/9/17 7:45 PM | By: | in Category: Addiction | 144 Views

Addiction is something that most people around the world struggle with every day. But just how bad is the problem? Which drugs are most commonly abused? How can it be stopped? Keep reading to find out all this and much, much more.

The Extent of Addiction in the United States

According to U.S. government data, more than 24 million America...

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My Slow Walk on The Road to Recovery from Addiction

Posted: 02/27/17 6:09 PM | By: | in Category: Addiction Recovery Story, Alcohol Addiction Story, Fighting For Recovery, Hope, Personal addiction story, stories | 263 Views
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When starting on the long road to recovery, I was unaware what that truly entailed. I simply thought that sustaining from drinking and doing drugs was enough. A life maintained by staying away from the people and places that were really the root of this evil. Fortunately, I was wrong. As I came into the program, I wa...

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She Survived

Posted: 02/22/17 10:20 PM | By: | in Category: Family, Fighting For Recovery, Grief, Heroin Story, Hope, Loss, Overdose Story, Sibling, stories | 231 Views

"I love the way she survived. Survival looked good on her. There were no dark marks under her eyes. Maybe deep inside, but I liked the way she looked through them and laughed at life. She did it gracefully. She'd walked over glass and through fire, but still smiled. And, honestly, I'm not interested in peo...

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WE MUST WEAVE HOPE

Posted: 02/22/17 10:14 PM | By: | in Category: Family, Heroin Story, Hope, Loss, Sibling, stories | 139 Views

“Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportuni...

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Laying You to Rest

Posted: 02/22/17 8:59 PM | By: | in Category: Family, Fighting For Recovery, Heroin Story, Opiates Story, Personal addiction story, Prescription Drug Addiction Story, stories | 200 Views

Laying You to Rest: Heroin Addiction Poem  I'm tired of speaking, so I chew on switch blades Running towards the light, watching the dark fade Thinking about the mistakes that I've made Tired of the dark colors, I'm looking for bright shades   I find myself fighting how I feel on the inside Thinking about...

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Learning to Walk With Your Head Up

Posted: 02/22/17 7:49 PM | By: | in Category: Alcohol Addiction Story, Fighting For Recovery, Personal addiction story, Treatment Story | 199 Views

Treatment has changed my life. I arrived scared and a shell of the person I used to be. Hated myself and the concept of self-love did not exist. I have been an alcoholic for over 15 years and was watching my life disintegrate before my eyes. My time in treatment has enabled me to see myself again. And walk with my he...

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Inpatient Detox Centers

Posted: 02/21/17 11:52 PM | By: | in Category: Detox, Understanding Detox | 141 Views

Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction begins with detoxification. Many addicts fear stopping drug or alcohol use because of withdrawal symptoms that can occur when the body no longer had them to function. Withdrawal can be both painful and dangerous depending on the substan...

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Say Something

Posted: 02/20/17 11:14 PM | By: | in Category: Family, Fighting For Recovery, Loss, Sibling, stories, Who is this story about | 143 Views

SAY SOMETHING

Over the past few years I’ve seen far too many “RIP” status updates for people who have died at the hands of their demons. Part of the reason I felt the need to share my sister’s story with the world when she died is because I was sick of people pretending that their loved ones had died of natural ca...

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What Is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Posted: 02/20/17 10:58 PM | By: | in Category: alcohol detox, Withdrawal Symptoms | 135 Views
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What Is Alcohol Withdrawal? Why Should You Seek An Alcohol Detox? 

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, often involves physical alcohol dependence or addiction. Alcohol is known to cause a range of physical-somatic withdrawal symptoms upon cessation of use, with symptoms startin...

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Do You Know The Feeling?

Posted: 02/20/17 8:56 PM | By: | in Category: Family, Hope, Opiates Story, Prescription Drug Addiction Story, Son or Daughter, stories | 122 Views
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Do You Know The Feeling?

My Child Is In Recovery. His Addiction: Crack, Opiates, & Xanax.

Despair, disbelief, anguish and shame, those are some of the feeling you feel when you have a child who is addicted to drugs. It’s so very hard to comprehend that this can be happening to “my family....

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