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Alcoholism

A Temporary Suicide

How do you square that madness of loving what alcohol does to you for a few hours while suspecting that it’s killing you?

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Addiction News

How To Love Yourself the Way You Love Your Addicted Child

Our mission in life became to fix our son, get his life on track, keep him safe, and stop the madness. We became addicted to fixing our addict. In the meantime, my life was circling the proverbial drain and it was all my son’s fault… or was it?

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Addiction News

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Hit Rock Bottom

When you’re at your lowest point, it’s easy to feel like there is no hope, like you are completely alone, like your life will never be full again. Rock bottom is such a common term in the world of recovery. And while everyone has a rock bottom, no one has the same one. When you’re…

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The Blessings of Going Back

“Pulling a geographic? Come to Jackson Hole! Great public transportation, decent jobs, and a beautiful environment to be miserable in.” It can be a scary thing to go back to the place you hit your “bottom.” It can also be extremely rewarding with unexpected miracles and blessings. I hit my bottom in Jackson Hole, Wyoming…

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Addiction News

Shame, Alcoholism, Stigma, and Suicide

In addiction treatment circles, conventional wisdom suggests we have to let people hit rock bottom before we can help them. But what happens if rock bottom is dying from suicide? Historical records as far back as ancient Athens have the underpinnings of the stigmatization of suicide. In 360 BCE, Plato wrote that those who died…