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: 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

ENTRY: Making a Vision a Dream Come True

Recovery from the extremely painful wrath of substance abuse & dependency is a concept that evokes inspiration.  If an effort to attain actual recovery is carried out, no matter what that entails... it really is just, such a stirring, compelling notion.  Generally speaking, in order to experience a prominent sense of closure to one’s active … Continue reading ENTRY: Making a Vision a Dream Come True

Drugs Suck, but the People that Use them Do Not

I’m sick of hearing the word "opioid."  Especially when it's from the mouth of a non-addict.  They don't know the severity and true & totally utter pain that a SUD can inflict.  I don't even think non-addicts could make a valid attempt to understand it. Even when I was actively using drugs several years ago, … Continue reading Drugs Suck, but the People that Use them Do Not