Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Addiction

FREDDY FENDER, ANGOLA, AND THE WAR ON DRUGS

We’ve all heard the quip, “It’s all in the timing,” but for Tex-Mex singer Freddy Fender, his timing couldn’t have been worse. Early in his career, he was trying to perfect...

ENDOCARDITIS: A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK OF ADDICTION

In her youth, Emily was an exceptional young woman. She was an A+ student with big goals and loads of ambition. When she wasn’t studying, you’d often find her participating in...

EMPOWERMENT: HOPE, HEALING AND RECOVERY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH

This essay is about hope, healing, and recovery regarding women impacted by the opioid epidemic. It is not about blame, shame, or placing guilt on anyone or any system such as...

FOR THE FAMILIES – DEAR HEROIN

Dear Heroin, I f—ing hate you, You are the sorriest, most vicious, demonic SOB in the world. You took over my child at his most vulnerable and you lured him into your lair...

LIVING BEYOND – PREGNANT AND STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

Every day in the United States a parent loses a child to meth and other addictive substances. For a majority of people; it would be unimaginable for someone to intentionally cause...

ADDICTED AND PREGNANT

Sarah wasn’t like most girls when she was growing up in a middleclass home located in  suburbia USA. She was a bit shy and didn’t have a vast group of friends,...

RECONSIDERING GENERATION X

We rarely hear about Generation X, those individuals born between 1965 and 1978. Out-muscled by larger masses of Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and Millennials (1979-1995), the voices of Gen X had been...

WHY TOUGH LOVE MIGHT FINALLY BE THE ANSWER

CONFRONTING YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS DIFFICULT. BUT TAKING A FIRM STANCE – AND NOT BACKING DOWN – MAY BE THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE THEM. At 22 years...

THE BIG #CHILL: YOUR SWEET SPOT FOR STAYING COOL UNDER PRESSURE

What did the young Thailand boys do in 2018 to survive being stranded in a cave? They meditated and remained still to conserve their energy. What did famed psychologist Viktor Frankl,...

ON GRIEF AND GRIEVING: A LESSON IN LIBERATION

Grief. It’s a big topic and one most of us prefer to avoid, but grief is sneaky and you never know when or how it’s going to show up to offer...

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