Recovery Is A Crazy Place

Recently I have seen a lot of forum topics and headlines discussing mental health and addiction. As someone who is labeled as “dual-diagnosed”, this topic hits close to home. Steadfast supporters sit on both sides of the fence. The group chanting “no meds” rivals the group chanting, “treat the mental illness and the addiction is […]

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The Addicted Project Gives Us Asylum

“redemption will be lost ~ unless I fall to my knees in surrender” ~me This past week I have been on a mission. I have been exploring different platforms and submitting writing samples to anything that caught my eye. My motivation?  I wasn’t working an agenda or going after recognition, I was simply curious Would […]

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Addiction: The Eternal Trickster

The face of addiction is a trickster. Much like the legendary stories of Coyote, Loki & Crow, addiction takes on many forms. Definition of a trickster:  the one given by Lewis Hyde: “trickster is a boundary-crosser” (7). By that, he means that the trickster crosses both physical and social boundaries– the trickster is often a […]

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WTH? Chuck E. Cheese Encourages Gambling Among Our Kids?

The source of blogging inspiration never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been visiting my Mom for the past 2 weeks and haven’t had a chance to even think about an interesting topic to write about, let alone have a few minutes to jot down my lament. However, when I saw this headline I felt an […]

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Purpose & Clarity: Two Blessings In Recovery

Reality Shows Involving Addiction There are many opinions regarding reality shows that put the spotlight on addiction. The top shows are Celebrity Rehab and Intervention. My view on if these shows are helpful or hurtful doesn’t apply to this specific blog post. This post deals with one show, Relapse, which premiered this season. The premise […]

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No Shame In Recovery

Shame And Recovery Do Not Mix I have noticed that there are a high percentage of individuals who use the word “shame” when reflecting on their behavior when they were using. Do I feel shame because of my actions and choices that occurred while I was active in my disease? The answer to that is […]

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Pregnant Women, Wine & Hate Mail

So I have been working on a 2 part post in regards to pregnant women and alcohol consumption. Apparently my comments were so radical on a forum thread discussing this topic that hate mail ensued. The opinions of human beings never cease to amaze me. I thought it was bad enough that I was commenting […]

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