A Letter To My Husband

There’s so much I want to say and yet so much I’m afraid to say.  If I could take all your pain away believe me I would. I would fix every hurt, mend every broken heart, erase every bad memory, and redeem your guilty conscience. It pains me to see you this way. I pray […]

Addiction Does Not Discriminate

When I first started on this journey with my husband, I underestimated the amount of shame and guilt I took on in the process. Then, I realized I carried the same shame and guilt while dealing with my father’s alcoholism as a child. More times that I can count I avoided sleep overs at my […]

Difficulties Of Staying Sober

We have probably heard that staying sober in addiction recovery is difficult. And while it does definitely has its challenges, knowing what to expect and understanding how to overcome these difficulties before they happen can be the difference between success and failure. Things that Make it Tough to Stay Sober 1. Unrealistic expectations Upon leaving […]

Overthinking

I’ve been making the stupid mistake of trying to learn as much about this process of recovery I’m about to enter – and what to expect – by googling the shit out of it. Bad. Idea. Don’t EVER GOOGLE health related anything. I’m absolutely terrified of the detox and alcohol withdrawal. This morning I came […] […]

Methadone Withdrawal

https://www.blvdcenters.org/methadone-rehab-treatment-centers – Methadone Withdrawal: Methadone treatment/detox centers/clinic for opiod drug addictionCommonly used to help treat opioid addictions, withdrawal from methadone, on average, lasts anywhere from three to six weeks, but it has been known to last longer depending on the severity of the addiction. Early on, the most common symptoms of methadone withdrawal are severe […] […]

The Profits Of Heroin Addiction

In 2012, more than 41,000 Americans died from a drug overdose – including 16,000 from an opioid analgesic (300-percent increase since 1999). Meanwhile, sales on painkillers alone have topped $1.3 billion in 2013 – preventing any desire for the legal drug cartels to pull back the reins on this gravy train that is destroying a generation. […]