I Don’t Want to Feel Alone, but I Do

This post is going to be different. I'm not going to be brutally honest about how I have been feeling and it isn't pretty. I want to be honest with you so that you can see I do understand. I understand the struggles of living with dissociative identity disorder as much as anyone. Even more [...]

Replacing the Old Tapes with New

Every adult human has them. Those voices in the back of your consciousness silently telling you of your worth. The tapes are recorded by your parents, teachers, and friends and never be erased. If you are lucky, they tell you that you are lovely, intelligent and worthy of love. However, if you grew up in [...]

Don’t Throw the Addict Out With the Bath Water

As a Person who has survived horrible addictions to many prescription drugs, I understand what it is like to be a slave to substances.  Too often people, like myself, are caught up in the life-altering disease of addiction are demonized and given the title of  bad people. Let me be absolutely clear. We are not [...]

Be a Victor Not a Victim

    As of Wednesday, June 27th I have been sober from prescription medications for three years.     You see, for most of my life I have abused prescription medications. My addiction began in childhood when my mother gave me and my two brothers doses of her stash of pain pills to keep us [...]

Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act

  My mother died of an opioid overdose in June, 2011. We will never know for certain whether she did it on purpose, or if she simply misjudged. All I know for sure is that she is dead.     I myself suffered from addiction to opioids from early adulthood until June, 2015. This July [...]