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Apr 9

I have been in a 10 year relationship with someone I didn't know was an addict...I will fast forward to 2 weeks ago when he admitted to being an addict and getting help.. his been receiving outpatien
Feb 4

Titles are a funny thing. We tend to give ourselves our own titles depending on what stage of life we are in or what activity we are participating in that day. People also tend to project titles on us
Jan 30

My mom is the greatest mom in the world. Always there for, someone to laugh and have fun with. Until she's popping pills. My mom's pills of choice are Xanax, lyrica and any kind of muscle relaxers she
Mar 29

The unimaginable is not just in the movies, it's real life, my life. I grew up differently then most my mom was unmarried, hardly worked and struggled with addiction, my father was absent. We grew up
Feb 3

My best friend is married to an addict. They have kids. He’s been on drugs for 7-8 years & she’s always talked about leaving him. I’ve tried to help her. I helped her get a job, find a place to live,
Jan 14

Here is a start to what I would like to share with you. Before I ever entered the world as a child I was an innocent egg inside my mother. She experienced a lot of abuse with my father her entire marr
Mar 28

I grew up not knowing my dad, so from a very young age I felt broken. My mom was a single mom of 2 & until I was 12 I thought she was doing a great job. Then I released she was doing anything & everyt
Feb 1

As heartbroken as I am to share this story, I have too. Almost 4 years ago, I met a man who happened to be a recovering drug addict. Shortly after starting a relationship, he relapsed and overdosed. T
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