Breaking The Cycle

Breaking The Cycle

This past week has been a sort of hell for me. As an Adult Child Of an Alcoholic, I have many wounds from childhood that have not…

The Life/ Death/ Life Cycle

The Life/ Death/ Life Cycle

I came upon the idea for this post while walking through a cemetery. I know, kind of morbid, right? But really, is it? When you think about…

Time For A Mental Bulldozing

Time For A Mental Bulldozing

It’s time for a mental bulldozing. I’ve felt myself spiraling out of control these past few months, but had no idea how to stop it. Depression set…

Making Amends

Making Amends

Last week, 21st August to be exact, I hurt one of my online sober sisters through my words. That was not my intention of course. She had…

Digging Into the Darkness

Digging Into the Darkness

This past week I’ve been digging into the darkness. And no, I’m not talking about the eclipse that happened Monday, even though it did help dredge that…

Fear and Faith Together

Fear and Faith Together

Whoever said you can’t have faith when facing fear was wrong. At least, in my personal experience, they were. These past two weeks I’ve been filled with…

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Introduction

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Introduction

Due to the large amount of information contained in the Report Facing Addiction In America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, I felt the…

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 1

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 1

Introduction This report begins with some staggering statistics. In 2015, 66.7 million people in the U.S. reported binge drinking in the past month, and 27.1 million people…

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 2

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 2

A New Understanding Of Substance Use Disorders Scientific breakthroughs have revolutionized the understanding of substance use disorders. For example, severe substance use disorders, commonly called addictions, were…

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 3

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 3

Introduction To Evidence-Based Prevention Intervention Given the impact of substance misuse on public health and the increased risk for long-term medical consequences, including substance use disorders, it…

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