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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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Rebuking Reality

Rebuking Reality

  “A man looks for what is and not for what he thinks should be” I have always lived in my head.  I have loved living in my own dream world, in my own world of fantasy and pretend.  After all, as a kid, no one in my head put me down, rejected me, or hurt me.  As I got older, a truly negative voice had been born in my head and my self-loathing had become quite … Read entire article »

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