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A number of self-assessment tests are available online to determine if you are an alcoholic. When I was first seeking help for my own addiction, I used to google these “Am I an Alcoholic” tests, already knowing the answer. There is an old joke that says if you are...read more
Before I got sober, I couldn’t imagine what a life of recovery would look like. Not drinking seemed like a death sentence. I had grown up around alcohol my whole life. It was part of my world and it was part of the world of every other person I knew. When I turned...read more
“What does it feel like to be addicted?” She asks me this with a look of confusion, but also genuine interest. She is trying to understand her friend. That friend is me. I stare back at her, in disbelief and my own confusion, and tell her “Hell. Addiction is Hell.”...read more
I have always loved poetry and words. When I was eleven years old and experienced depression for the first time in my life, I turned to poetry. I found people online sharing their words, their wounds, and their vulnerabilities through art. It appealed to me. It...read more
Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine and acts as a central nervous system depressant. If taken as prescribed, Xanax has the ability to reduce physical tension, restlessness, and feelings of unease that are common with anxiety. Xanax is medically known as...read more
When I think about the foundation for my long term recovery from addiction, there are many resources and tools that come to mind. However, I believe that sober living was the most powerful tool in building a lasting recovery. During inpatient treatment, I was...read more