Last weekend, I lost a true friend from my work. As some readers might know, I do work in the recovery field, and it is a job that I truly cherish. However, I probably wouldn't love the job today if it weren't for all the wonderful people that helped get me to where I am … Continue reading ENTRY/POEM: Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a True Mentor
Think about how scientists determine whether medications are safe before they are manufactured. Most of the time they use lab rats, guinea pigs or mice to determine the safety, adverse reactions, side effects and effectiveness of medications and other things. After giving these poor animals certain doses of medications over time they study their behaviors … Continue reading I am a Klonopin (Clonazepam) Lab Rat — My Loud Whispers of Hope
Right now, I am attempting to process my thoughts, general feelings, and spiritual inclinations, if you will. And, as you might imagine, I'm trying to do that without foreign substances. It has been an extremely difficult, trying week. As some of the readers on here might know, I work at a treatment center in greater … Continue reading ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”
In a converted hotel in the west of the city of Ottawa, a quiet, orderly queue snakes around the reception area. The men and women are mostly middle-aged or older. Some of them use sticks, walkers or wheelchairs, their health fragile after a lifetime of booze. But it is their hands that stand out - … Continue reading Managed-Alcohol Programs in Canada… A new take on MAT, but perhaps a good one
I wanted to bring some rarely talked about awareness about marijuana to Facebook, simply because it’s becoming more and more legal in more and more states here in the US. So, I put a simple little ‘sign’ up that I made that absolutely blew it up. My one sentence that I posted is below, and … Continue reading I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There? — National Addiction News
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“…no one sober knows if they’re going to be sober forever. It was a forgiving moment, and it humbled me.” via On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads LOU'S FOOTNOTES: This is something I am always repeating to peers and fellow patients of addiction treatment. They get it, too. It makes me chuckle … Continue reading On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads