Tag: alcohol

5 Common Roadblocks in Recovery

You know that saying “Nothing worth having comes easy?” When it comes to being a newly sober person this couldn’t be more true. A person who is has become chemically dependent on a substance has a tough road ahead when it comes to long-term sobriety. They will need a strong support system behind them. Here are …

Dear Young People.

You just can’t see it coming. This was me. Before stealing. Before juvenile court. Before jail. Before lawyers. Before counselors. Before programs. Before isolation. Before suicide attempts. Before overdoses. Before tickets. Before judges. Before emptiness. Before probation.   A junior in high school. -I had just won an award for a photo that I entered …

Guest: Tom- Acknowledging Alcohol Abuse

Hi my name is Tom and I am a recovering heavy alcohol abuser/possible alcoholic (I can’t say I was alcoholic or not because I never got evaluated).It all started when I got back from Afghanistan in 2007 and I felt the need to drink a lot because that is what I thought everyone did when …

Prevention Education is Useless?

  The other day during a conversation, a friend of mine made a comment that got my wheels spinning. The comment was in regard to her personal theory, relating to why our public education systems were not effective enough, or as they originally sought out to be–specifically when it came to Sex Education and Drug Prevention. …

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