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...
4 Lessons I Learned After Relapse

4 Lessons I Learned After Relapse

The word relapse often carries a deep, negative association when it comes to drug & alcohol addiction. Feelings of shame, regret, failure & guilt can keep a person who relapsed stuck in the cycle of addiction. Today, I know that relapse was merely part of my...