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I Am Never Tired.

Originally posted on Heroin Heroine:
I am never tired. I am consumed by the what-ifs. A 100 pound mother in boxing gloves with starry eyeteeth. You can not tell me to let it die. I will not let it die.…

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Music and Addiction

  Can They Help Recovering Addicts? Michelle Peterson, Founder of Recoverypride.org What is Music Therapy? Music is powerful. It can change a person’s mood and provoke the best and worst memories. The power of music is so potent that therapists … Continue reading

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The Cat Is Out Of The Bag- Part 1

Originally posted on The Addict In My Basement:
The cat is out of the bag. The. Cat. Is. Out. Of. The. Bag. I wasn’t saying anything to anyone, or posted publicly because, well, you know, superstitious. But, someone, Ms. Fancy…

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The Sad and Suffering

Originally posted on My Life In The Middle Ages:
“It says here that less than a year ago you tried to hang yourself?” I’m asking this of a young woman, not yet thirty, as part of her intake assessment to…

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Chasing the Butterfly

From Each Day A New Beginning, July 19: ‘At fifteen, life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.’—Maya Angelou “We had to surrender to a power greater … Continue reading

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THE CONFOUNDING NATURE OF ADDICTION

Dr. MacAfee told me, When families are in the throes of struggling with addiction, they do what they know best: They help and support the addict. Families, however, do not anticipate that the nature of addiction is one of exploitation, … Continue reading

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Letting Go — Magnolia Beginnings

I resolve to take back the remnants of my life, and then it happens- in the shifting swiftness of everything, cyclone-like, pulling me into the center of the chaos without a chance to grasp on to myself- I plummet, head-first, … Continue reading

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Magnolia, Process, and a Flawed System

Originally posted on The Addict In My Basement:
? This is the story of one young man’s willingness to get help, and the three women with the determination to find him that help. Picture it: The year was 2017, the…

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The Yellow Brick Road

A Member Shares on Recovery: “The Yellow Brick Road” “We are both on a path, the addict and I. When I think of this path, I often remember the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz. Has anyone ever … Continue reading

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“IT NEVER STOPS HURTING” 

My reflection: My prayer is simple: may this entry bring comfort to another mom or dad, brother or sister. Today’s Promise to consider: We must join our voices into the resounding chorus that clamors for help for our addicted loved … Continue reading

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