Deadly blue ‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on US Southwest -AP

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel into the Southwest — a profitable new business for the drug gang … Continue reading Deadly blue ‘Mexican oxy’ pills take toll on US Southwest -AP

The Empty Promise of Alcohol — National Addiction News

Promise 1 Alcohol promised me confidence. But my feelings of guilt, shame and paranoia when I was drinking led to a drastic drop in my self-confidence and self-belief. The lack of quality sleep that heavy alcohol consumption led to and the impact on my brain function meant that I was mostly just getting through life, … Continue reading The Empty Promise of Alcohol — National Addiction News

ENTRY: Praying the Way You Want to

I love crafting my own prayers.  It's a special, sacred way of communicating with Higher Power, or God in my case.  Of course, the prayers must be written down, so that I can keep revisiting them.  They then serve like journal entries, as well.  So, these homemade devotions make for very detailed and colorful time … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying the Way You Want to

MEDIA: A greatly overshadowed risk in the US

And this is basically just Australia.  Since we're dealing with a gravely serious opioid problem in the United States, mainstream media doesn't often discuss the dangers of benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), or Ativan (lorazepam).  Plus, I feel like kids and teens actually have an even greater chance of finding these types of drugs … Continue reading MEDIA: A greatly overshadowed risk in the US

C4A Follow-Up: Medical Discrimination is Real

Note: The link to the Twitter video is very graphic and frightening. It is, for lack of a better word, sobering, to say the least. Nevertheless, please exercise appropriate discretion if you view the blog with potentially sensitive or younger audience members present. Brianna went Voluntarily for help with her Lungs to Hospital to enter … Continue reading C4A Follow-Up: Medical Discrimination is Real

C4A: Medical Discrimination Against Addicts is a Real Problem

  @CAllAddicts Many people suffering from Addiction have serious medical problems.Medical Discrimination against Addicts is HUGE in medical profession, yet not being addressed. My Granddaughter Died in Horrific medical condition from being Denied proper medical treatment... pic.twitter.com/y6F5EV3GpB — Patty Caldwell (@tiredofgop) July 30, 2018  

C4A: Employment Gaps Problematic for Recovery Community

One of my goals with this blog, in addition to enabling a network of individuals proud to be in recovery, is to draw attention to the fact that addicts attempting to maintain sobriety are constantly experiencing a vast plethora of difficulties in everyday life.  There are some people out there, non-addicts, that simply don't get … Continue reading C4A: Employment Gaps Problematic for Recovery Community