Addiction, Heartache and Mother’s Day.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many of us will be running to the malls, or the flower shops, looking for that something special, for Mom. We may gather together for a meal, or take her out for one. Whatever Mom wants, this is her day. Whether spending time together in person, or by
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A Spiritual FIX

The first time I tasted alcohol, it was rude. Tears sprang to my eyes as the harsh, alcohol fumes penetrated my nose and burned the back of my throat. I was fourteen years old and I’d just pilfered a bottle from my parent’s alcohol cabinet. The alcohol, along with the cigarettes I’d helped myself to,
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In Gods Hands, I Soar High.

What do you do, when you can’t live or die? When all you wonder is why, God, why? Back when addiction, was running the show. I knew I was dying, but didn’t want to go. Dopesick in bed, I prayed to God one day. I held my breath fearing, what he might say. Was he
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Should Enablers Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter?

Involuntary Manslaughter: The act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally. Most unintentional killings are not murder but involuntary manslaughter. The absence of the element of intent is the key distinguishing factor between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. In most states involuntary manslaughter results from an improper use of reasonable care or skill while performing a
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Recovery Says…

Recovery says…… Stop what you’re doing, you’ve got it wrong. The way you’re going, you don’t have long The time has come, ‘one day’ is here To move away from the lifestyle, you’ve held so dear As the cloak of denial falls from you Your eyes will open and see what’s true. Hope awakens, in
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In God’s Hands, I Soar High.

What do you do, when you can’t live or die? When all you wonder is why, God, why? There was a time when addiction was running the show. I knew I was dying, but I didn’t want to go. Dopesick in bed, I prayed to God one day. I held my breath fearing, what he
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How To Train Your Enabler – Addiction 101

When you love a family member who is addicted to a substance or unhealthy behaviours, you’re in for a lonely, painful, and confusing ride. If you are the ‘go to’ person that the addict seeks out time and again when needing assistance, you have become the primary enabler, or helper. This position most often falls
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There for the Grace of God, go I.

Awhile ago I was downtown shopping. The buildings were beautiful, all done up in brick and mortar with large glitzy signs above. The shops displayed big-eyed windows, giving you a glimpse of the dazzling wares, within. The streets were paved in cobblestone. Lampposts were placed at just the right angles, reflecting an opulent ambiance. The
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Who’s Next? Are You?

“I’m sickened that addicts are dying and truthfully, I’m mad as hell. I’ve never seen it this bad.” Internationally recognized author Lorelie Rozzano wants to know how long it will be before you overdose – or get help. Statistics say someone dies from a drug overdose every nineteen minutes. Personally, I think the numbers are
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What’s in your syringe?

The fact that heroin addicts inject opiates into their veins, is not new news. But did you know their families inject substances equally as deadly? They may not get the same high, but it’s toxic, none the less. The well being of the addict’s family, becomes dependent on the addict’s behaviour.  Simply put, the way their day
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