Maria M.

Maria M. – DOB: 2/8/58; New Orleans, Louisiana. Heroin is a great drug for becoming very close to comatose without actually being unconscious. I look at it as going back to the womb. When I think about shooting dope, I think about the warm feeling it gives me and the feeling of comfort and safety, and I think it’s very close to what I feel would be like going back to the womb.

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Understanding pain

Understanding and managing pain has been a clinical challenge for years. David Mee-Lee, M.D. But in the press, it seems to be a hot topic this month. Articles about pain and pain pills appeared this month in the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) News (Vol.26, No. 1; 2011); on the front page of USA Today newspaper for February 24, 2011; and in the Special Double Health Issue of …

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Going Ninety

Going Ninety on Georgia Avenue. When I was seventeen or eighteen and in the twelfth grade, I was arrested on Georgia Avenue in Washington DC. I had a tan colored VW Karmann Ghia two-speed sports car with no clutch. I would race around town in this vehicle. Even my closest friends refused to drive with me. I also drove the car to school. After two weeks the other children in the carpool complained about my speed. …

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Richard T

Richard T. Born in Salem, Oregon on June 7, 1951. Parents were divorced in 1957, my Mother was 16 when I was born; oldest of 3 children. We moved to Reedsport, OR from Mad River, CA after the divorce. Remember very little about what happened from 4-6 years old. My Brother went to live with Grandmother at this time, she is a Native American and her husband a West Virginia coal minor. He was …

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UK Recovery

UK Recovery Federation. The UKRF envisions a world where the power, hope, healing and potential of Recovery is thoroughly understood and embraced within communities, society and support agencies. A world where people, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs will be enabled to find their own solutions, their own empowerment. A world where people will be

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Articles

Shawn Carol Sharkey

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Overcoming Addiction

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About Addiction

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Inadequate Integration

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Michael M.

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Greg Pierce

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Parenting Issues

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Treatment Talk

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Benzedrine

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Sober World

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González

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Oglala Sioux

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Reefer Gladness

Reefer Gladness. By TIMOTHY EGAN. It was early still, and daylight, so when I called up The Dude to get his take on new polls showing California on the verge of becoming the first state to legalize, tax and regulate recreational use of marijuana, I knew he wouldn’t be, um, distracted. Not just yet.

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Road To Recovery

Road To Recovery. Hope and Encouragement for those on the Journey of Recovery. Gary Tidwell. Road to Recovery is a collection of posts and articles with the hope of instilling insight, inspiration, hope and empowerment for those whom battle mental illness and addictive disorders. Each of us are on a journey and my hope is that this blog can encourage and motivate you along your way. Though the road be long …

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Horseshoe

The Horseshoe. This morning I was awakened by the noise of a crying child. I thought maybe someone was changing a baby at the dam. I thought who in the hell has a baby up here, on our property, at 5:30 in the morning? Then it occurred to me that it must have been the continuous shrill of a wild Merganser duck swimming, splashing, or flying downstream screaming at dawn.

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