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Addiction Treatment Blog by Addiction Experts » Entries tagged with "dope"

When My Relapse Started

  I was clean nearly a year before I started shooting dope again.  All’s I needed was about a month and I would have had a year. But I broke my routine of meetings, talking to sponsor, and working out at the gym.  The only thing I cared about was money and working. I was living in LA at a sober living, working in Orange County at a construction sales job, and was doing great. I was getting a sale a week.  Then one night after work I went out with my friend, whom I’ve known for a while, and went to her friend’s house in Azusa.  There was crystal meth everywhere. I said “fuck it” and fixed up a shot of it because crystal meth and heroin are my drugs. But a lot … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Recovery

Personal Accountability

  Personal accountability is an essential component of recovery, one that many addicts are lacking as a result of their habitual drug abuse.  The experienced drug user will use any means necessary to withdraw from family, friends, work, or anything else that might interfere with his using and abusing.  I know this because I have acted this way in my life. Simply put, I chose marijuana over people I loved.  The result was friends lost and people hurt.  In my lifetime, I have spent numerous hours, days, and even weeks consuming my drug of choice rather than living a healthy life. The use of marijuana or other drugs is often done in groups of people who may be considered “friends” by the user.  Who knows how far they would go for each other?  … Read entire article »

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Russell Brand – “Jealous” of Drug Addicts?

  In an upcoming BBC Three documentary, Russell Brand reveals his “jealousy” towards his former drug-addicted life. Footage shows a now clean Brand watching an old video of his lanky twenty-something self smoking heroin in a seedy Hackney flat.  Entitled “Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery,” the documentary features commentary by Brand saying, “This is when you know it’s a disease. It doesn’t matter that I was sat in that flat in Hackney and now I’m in the Savoy.  I’m jealous of me then.  It doesn’t make a difference to me. The money, the fame, the power, the sex, the women – none of it.  I’d rather be a drug addict.” Judging by some of the comments and titles of articles I’ve read on various online publications, which suggests Brand is either … Read entire article »

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An Addict’s Will to Change

An Addict’s Will to Change

  I had fifteen months clean before I relapsed on May 11, 2011.  My run lasted a little over a year.  I thought I would only use one time so I could escape from the immediate situation and the hell inside my head, but heroin doesn’t work that way – certainly not for me.  One night turned into a year and I still feel like I just woke up from some awful fever dream. The first few … Read entire article »

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44 Year old Woman Charged with Child Abuse After 16 year old Dies from Overdose

Suzanne Mowery, 44 drove herself, her four year old daughter, 16 year old Megan Escalante and her 17 year old friend to cop heroin. After Escalante bought a $60 bag of heroin, Mowery proceeded to smoke the dope in the car with her 4 year old daughter. Later that night Escalante, on top of the heroin, took a methadone pill before bed and was found dead the next day in her father’s apartment. Mowery is being charged with giving a minor a controlled substance and child abuse. While taking some responsibility Mowery claims the 16 year olds overdose was not completely her fault. The 44 year old woman says she was pressured by the 16 year old to smoke the heroin. Mowery had recently come … Read entire article »

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