How to Survive the Holidays with Addiction

How to Survive the Holidays with Addiction

The holidays can be an enjoyable time of the year for many, but for those battling addiction, this can be the most stressful season. Many fight anxieties that stem from personal experiences, family drama and social interactions involving substances that are demons...
Demi Lovato’s Relapse Teaches us How to Ask for Help

Demi Lovato’s Relapse Teaches us How to Ask for Help

“One of the hardest things was learning I was worth recovery.” – Demi Lovato Recently, Demi Lovato, a well-known singer, celebrity, and superstar revealed she relapsed. After, celebrating six years of recovery this year, Demi returned to engaging in her addiction....
Loving Someone Who Is Addicted

Loving Someone Who Is Addicted

It’s hard to watch Calvin today. We were so in love at one point in our lives. I remember the first time I met him. He had the most handsome smile. He was sitting on the curb with a guitar in hand and belting out lyrics to one of his original songs. He loved The...
My Best Friend Can’t Stop Using Heroin

My Best Friend Can’t Stop Using Heroin

Ashley is my former best-friend. I say former, because Ashley can’t stop using heroin. I don’t know where Ashley is at the moment, but I hope she is safe. Ashley is a chronic relapser. She can’t stay sober. The longest Ashley has ever remained sober is 12 months....
Where There is Breath, there is Hope

Where There is Breath, there is Hope

I’ve lost several people in my life to addiction. Some were people I met in rehab who touched my heart with their vigor and love for life. I didn’t stay in touch with them, but I followed them on social media. I would see their rise and I would see their descent. I...