In the age of so many forms of communication, the lack of knowing how to get into a conversation is glaring. What happened to asking questions of other people?
This personal story in loving memorial of a friend lost was written with full approval to use Grace's realname and photo by her husband in hopes that it would help someone else.
I am a person in long term recovery and I am a member of a 12-step program. Recently, I lost the most beautiful sponsee, Grace, to the disease of addiction. She was 32 years old and had a four week old son.
When the decades of life are attached to a societal norm of being, looking around often answers the question, “Am I doing what I’m supposed to be doing?”
When a prescription drug causes risky side effects, the word often doesn’t get out for years, allowing Big Pharma to make money anyway.
Our relationship has ended. Not failed, but simply completed. We need to rethink what endings can teach us about the past and future.
Searching for professional help for substance use disorders (SUDs) can be confusing as there are so many types of physicians, counselors, social workers, and others. Learn who does what and who can help with mental illness and substance use, as well as recovery for family members and other loved ones.
An article in the American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2017 explores the use of SoberLink systems in the monitoring of client treatment for alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Nine expertise in the areas of AUDs - both with research and clinical backgrounds - manned a panel that examined the value of using monitoring systems such as SoberLink for aiding in the recovery process.
Almost two years have passed since my last drink. The road from addiction to recovery has been a heartbreaking and enlightening journey. And despite the pain, I’m thankful for who I am today. But what still brings fear is the potential impact on my children.