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The Cycle Ends with Me: Part One, On Paper

*I have wanted to share on this topic for a looooong time and realized in finally starting this piece that it has grown substantially from when I initially began making notes a couple of years ago, so l feel it … Continue reading

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Can’t Hope Him Sober

Hope is strong. It has the power to push a lost person onward to face another day, bring a broken soul back from the cusp of death, or be that life raft when it feels like things are at the … Continue reading

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Bitch Won’t Kill My Vibe

I’ve worked pretty damn hard over the past four-ish years to get down with my Zen self. I used to be loud, rude, and mean because it was “funny” I guess; got me attention. Now that behavior makes me cringe, … Continue reading

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I Need an Adulting Gold Star

I giggle every time I run across someone on my social media complaining about “adulting”. “I don’t want to adult today”, or any number of hilarious memes dedicated to the subject. I laugh, but totally agree that it is rough … Continue reading

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At Least He’s Not a Heroin Addict

During Chad’s first year of rehab, I was super grateful that he was “just an alcoholic”. Sure, he popped pills now and again, but mostly it was “just drinking.” In my head alcohol wasn’t that scary. Almost everyone drinks, it’s … Continue reading

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A Christmas Rant and Reflection

  Apparently, my Christmas gift from HP is a big, fat test of my recovery. My mum called me a few days ago to let me know some “bad news” which was that Chad had a relapse and had checked … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Give Me Cash: A Recovery Gift Guide

If you’re anything like me, you looked at the calendar today and yelled, “Crap! I mean rejoice! Christmas is in a week and I haven’t shopped yet!” Gifting is tricky enough as it is, mix in some addiction, mental instability, … Continue reading

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Shitty with a Chance of Corn

One afternoon, my music teacher extraordinaire coworker and I were strolling out of Jockstrap Elementary School (name changed to protect the innocent) ranting about the overall shitasticness of the day. It was just one of those days where everything that … Continue reading

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Ya’ Gotta Find Faith

I remember feeling so rebellious watching George Michael’s Gotta Have Faith video when I was a small fry. Those jeans, that hair, the rockin’ guitar strumming…man, was I confused come to find out (as I am sure a lot of … Continue reading

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My Sanity Toolkit

Al-Anon definitely holds a special place in my heart and will always be credited as the foundation upon which my recovery was built, however I have various “tools”,if you will, that have also helped immensely over the past three years … Continue reading

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