Month

January 2018
Dreams shattered, my heart broken into a million little pieces.. Ryan called me to say he was was on his way home. I had no clue that the words we spoke to one another on November 28th, 2017 at 1:26am, would be our last. I can still here the conversation in my head like it...
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6 months ago I relapsed. 47 days ago I started over. It all began at the age of 13. I had begun abusing prescription drugs after several traumatic events which sent me into a spiral of depression and emotional instability. I started with benzodiazepines, but when I found opioids, I was hooked almost immediately. I...
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After a career in the consumer products industry, a lifetime of drinking and drugging caught up with me. I was dismissed from that job six months short of being able to retire. 8 months later an incident with a neighbor and the police convinced me it was time to get sober. My thinking at the...
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Hi. I am Connie. I am a nurse. I should know. Right? Do you know how many nurses, doctors and professionals are in recovery for opioid and alcohol addiction? Statistically I don’t have the numbers but it is a growing number. My story starts back to 2000 when I was started on an opioid for...
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My story, like many others, began with the use of painkillers. Not that they were prescribed, they were just cheap and readily available. Thus starting my descent into madness. When pills were no longer available, I was down at the dope spot. I was never one of those people to do whatever drug I could...
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The intense pain hit first before I opened my eyes and realized that I was in the ICU. I had no idea where I was or how I got there, let alone what brought me there. I looked around the room, completely dazed and thoroughly confused when a nurse walked in. I don’t think I...
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I am a mother. That’s what I have poured my entire adult life into. My goal was to raise my children to not just survive in this sometimes ugly world but to experience the beauty of life and to ultimately give back, making a better place for others. I spent my life preparing my children...
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DOING IT FOR ME! Sobriety isn’t easy; it’s worth it. It’s the catch phrases I use all the time because if you think about it rationally, it’s true. As a proud recovering alcoholic, sobriety isn’t easy; the phrase is a daily reminder of what I have to do to stay sober. If I thought about...
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My relationship with alcohol has always been a bit tumultuous. I can admit that I had some fun in my early days. The appeal, for me, was suddenly feeling confident and pretty, laughing a little harder with friends and finally feeling like I fit in, but I never drank like other people did. In retrospect, I...
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My husband and I could talk all day about our son’s wonderful, sweet, happy childhood.  Our story is really no different from the tens of thousands of stories of families who have lost a loved one to an accidental overdose.  Our son, Tynan, was a happy child.  He was good-looking, smart, funny, athletic, involved in...
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