It all began with a curious mind, leading to me experimenting with Ketamine and the other drugs. What followed afterward was me partying and drugging hard-core, which became my lifestyle and, then, my way of numbing and suppressing my feelings. I, now, say goodbye to you, INTOXICATION. Ket was my drug of choice, but, actually, I tried a lot of drugs, not just tried, but used a lot of drugs. Therefore, I say goodbye to you, INTOXICATION. Let’s take a look back to where it all
Substance abuse is a serious issue and health problem for millions of families of all ages in the modern world. Be it a newly born child, a teenager or an adult, the impact of a relative who is an addict is felt in many ways — it has an very strong impact on their emotional and physical health. As the previous article was devoted to the topic of the emotional outcome for children whose parents are chronic substance abusers, this time the focus is shifted to the possible physi
"I never said it would be easy; I only said it would be worth it." It's such an apt quote for addiction and recovery.
Adjusting to the first year of sober life is like a tornado of cycling emotions. From fear, anger, pride, frustration, happiness, guilt, sadness, confusion, and clarity - sobriety itself can make you feel insane. Each day, each moment can elicit multiple changing emotions, especially if your days are filled with the wrong people and activities.
Source: Jeff Roberts Blog Shame - "I am wrong"
Guilt - "I did wrong"
Shame and guilt are, both, the things I had to work very hard on when I was in treatment. A person can go years, unnoticed, by pushing shame and guilt to the bottom of their gut. I know, I did it. Much like any other bad infection, shame and guilt can sit within us and slowly grow. We can change the bandage, but the infection remains. Eventually, it becomes so bad it has to be dealt with, and, more than l
Source: Business News Daily My name is Beau Mann, and I am in recovery from addiction. As anyone who has struggled with drug or alcohol addiction knows, it isolates you. It separates you from your friends, your family and your goals. And it especially isolates you from yourself. Even if you begin drinking or using recreational drugs with others in social situations, at the end of the day – or in the cold light of morning – you are left alone with your addiction. It's a toxic
Source: This Naked Mind When I decided to stop drinking I knew that I wasn’t going to go about it the traditional way. Alcoholics Anonymous didn’t appeal to me – I didn’t want to feel like I was depriving myself or missing out for the rest of my life. Plus why should alcohol continue to have such an important role in my life once I was no longer drinking? I couldn’t go away to an inpatient treatment center with my career and children at home. Instead I chose to educate and em
Chronic substance abuse while parenting, while not widely spoken about, is often a very common and burning issue in most modern societies. Among the families where alcohol or drugs are being abused, disorder and uncertainty sets the rules of life for both parents and kids. The behavior of the using parents can range from lovingly supportive to hatefully critical. The children of these parents, who usually do not understand their parent’s capricious behavior, can feel confuse