• The Digital Lives of IV Drug Users

    Find out how people are using the Internet to put IV drug use on display.

    Find out how people are using the Internet to put IV drug use on display.

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    When you’re going through a difficult time, it’s comforting to know you’re not alone – that someone out there experienced the same pain, walked in your shoes and came out on the other side. Abandon All Hope? When I was incarcerated, I felt a loneliness so deep I could barely breathe. With my friends and […]

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  • Point/Counterpoint: Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

    Do people choose to remain addicted, or is it an uncontrollable disease?

    Do people choose to remain addicted, or is it an uncontrollable disease?

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    The debate’s as old as opium itself. It divides households, decides political stances and determines treatment options. The pendulum has swung to both extremes in our society over hundreds of years. On one side, people believe addiction is an uncontrollable illness that requires medical treatment. On the other side, people believe addiction is a result […]

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  • 3 Reasons Why I Hated AA

    The truth is that AA isn't right for everyone...and that's okay!

    The truth is that AA isn't right for everyone...and that's okay!

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    Like many before me, I used to be a regular 12-Stepper. But instead of attending AA meetings out in the “free world,” my experience was a little different: I went to mine while in prison. AA on the Inside For 18 months, I attended a meeting every evening, trying to learn as much as I […]

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  • 5 Ways to Make Rehab a Little More Affordable

    There are ways to lower the overall cost of treatment.

    There are ways to lower the overall cost of treatment.

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    You don’t have a job…and that’s just one of the many things you’ve lost to addiction. All the money you had went to your dealer. How in the world are you supposed to come up with the $20K needed to pay for rehab? Yet, that’s what it costs. A short 28-day program in a private […]

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  • Oops, I Did it Again: Problems with Failed Boundaries

    Failure to stick to your boundaries sets you up for more stress.

    Failure to stick to your boundaries sets you up for more stress.

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    A couple of months ago, I took a leap of faith and moved from Texas to California to live with my boyfriend. Everything was going great, except for one thing…his overbearing mother who lived two streets away. Right off the bat, she began to regularly barge in our place without notice, dole out unsolicited advice […]

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Point/Counterpoint: Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Do people choose to remain addicted, or is it an uncontrollable disease?

The debate’s as old as opium itself. It divides households, decides political stances and determines treatment options. The pendulum has swung to both extremes in our society over hundreds of years. On one side, people believe addiction is an uncontrollable illness that requires medical treatment. On the other side, people believe addiction is a result […]

Trading My Mantra for a Life of Sobriety

Getting through each day without wine was scary, but it was worth it.

“Anywhere but here” became my mantra as I shivered through dark, dreary Midwest winters looking for fast solace in wine…every single weeknight and weekend. In the morning, I’d work out for an hour to sweat out the hangover, then I’d manage to be fairly productive during the work day until “cocktail hour” rolled around. It […]

Mend Your Heart by Forgiving Their Hurt

We can't go forward in life without forgiving those who hurt us.

“He destroyed our family. How could I ever forgive him?” – Gina’s heart was broken by her husband’s addiction. She was filled with bitterness at the hurt he had caused. Her anger had grown over the years until it was all-consuming. She wondered if this resentment controlled her as much as Michael’s alcoholism controlled him. […]

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