Leading psychiatrist Dr. Vincent shares his thoughts on the opioid epidemic.

It is my great pleasure to introduce Dr. Vincent who has graciously agreed to educate us on the opioid epidemic we are facing today. Dr. Vincent is a leading psychiatrist, who has over twenty years’ experience treating addiction and concurrent mental health disorders. Dr. Vincent says; This week started with an interview request from a
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Dave’s Story.

Meet my husband Dave. He wishes you a safe and sober Christmas and wants you to know if he can do it, you can too. Dave’s story. When I first met Dave he was bent over a pool table with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. He squinted down the table, yelled ‘bank’ and
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Is Christmas A Trigger For You?

Relapse doesn’t just happen. It’s a culmination of weariness, dishonesty, and ‘not telling.’ It’s easy to forget, with a few years under your belt, that it’s okay to have a bad day. Or days. Everyone has bad days. Right? When you’ve been sober awhile you learn to give back. And it feels good. After years
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A Letter To My Addicted Adult Child.

My Dear Child, I feel like I’m saying goodbye to you, and in a way, I suppose I am. I will always love you. I want the very best for you and I’m prepared to do the most unnatural thing, a mother can ever do. My minds screams, I’m abandoning you. Oh, I know you’re
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You’re not stuck, you are becoming…

Metamorphosis. Her cocoon was dark and cramped. The caterpillar had outgrown it. Fearfully, she made the decision to leave its small, dark confinement. Her passage out was rough. Many times she fought the urge to return to her miserable abode. Determined to make it through, she prayed for strength. Inch by inch, she drew closer
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Rock Bottom. A Deadly Myth.

Before you read this, know one thing. I was given an ultimatum. In other-words, I was forced to choose. My family, or my addiction. I couldn’t have both – Lorelie Rozzano. Rock Bottom – A Deadly Myth If you know or love an addict, then you’ve heard the term, ‘rock bottom.’ The rumour is, an
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Are You Addicted To Your Addict?

Families are tough. They live together and weather the storm, we call life. It seems every family has their own ‘cross’ to carry. Some struggle with divorce, cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, abuse issues, mental illness and/or addiction. As the old saying goes: Life is just one damned thing after another. Except with
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I Am A Mother.

I am a mother, but before that, I was a child, a daughter, a sister and friend. I am a mother, and have been, from the very first moment, I felt you move. I am a mother, with babies. My world revolves around taking care of them and getting enough sleep. I am a mother,
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The Jagged Series, Books About Addiction.

I created the Jagged series for those struggling with addiction. These books aren’t just for the addicted person, but their families, also. As someone who struggled with addiction, I’m able to share what goes on in the mind of an addict. This is important. When I was active in my addiction, I manipulated my family
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Addiction says…

Hey little girl, I’ve got something you might need. A pill to make you pretty, oh yes indeed! Just one taste and you’ll be mine Your head will spin, you’ll feel so fine! I’m cunning, baffling, and powerful too. I’m bigger than life and smarter than you. I’ll tell you things that aren’t even true
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Mother’s Love.

Mother’s love can’t be counted. It runs far, far to deep. It vastness has no ending. It’s eternal. It does not sleep. It comes in many clothing. All varied shades of flesh. An unlimited store of love, in every style of dress. Her love lives all around you, every single day. She asks for very
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I Love You To Death.

I know this post will upset some of you. I don’t write from a position of wishful thinking, but rather, from one of experience. I can deal with hurt feelings, but the grief of a parent, visiting the graveside of their child, because they didn’t know… I am a recovering addict of 18 years, who
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Please Stop Enabling Me!

I’m your recovering adult child. I don’t belong to drugs any more. I don’t care about them. Not in the way I used too. I care about staying clean. I will do ANYTHING to stay clean. I LOVE being clean. I NEED to be clean… and I will step over my using friends, to do
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