Monday, May 21, 2012

Prescription Drug Addiction Few alcoholics or drug addicts have given their alcohol and drug abuse much intelligent study. They reluctantly agree they must quit, but keep right on drinking alcohol and/or using prescription drugs. Especially if they are prescribed by the doctor.

"I remember in my mid 20's feeling deep sadness, anxiety, and just feeling basically troubled. I went to a medical doctor and while there in the waiting room, read a pamphlet regarding depression. In about a minute I determined that in fact, I had all the symptoms listed in the brochure of a depressed person. When I met with the doctor I told him that I had read the brochure in the waiting room, and essentially had diagnosed myself as depressed. Twenty minutes later I left the office with a prescription for anti-depressants.

We never discussed that I came from a severely dysfunctional home, nor that I was raised by two alcoholics, and one other mentally absent care taker. We also never discussed that although I worked, worked out, and looked totally together on the outside, that I drank a bottle of wine a night, and had 2 drunk driving arrests up to that point.

It took another 22 years to get to place where I was so emotionally bankrupt and broken, that I actually found help, and it did not come in a large or small bottle of any kind. The good news is that there is hope and recovery available today" -Anonymous-

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Keep Moving Forward-No Matter What!: Forgiveness, Recovery & Healing

Keep Moving Forward-No Matter What!: Forgiveness, Recovery & Healing: Why do we have such a hard time forgiving? We have all been hurt, and if you are human, living on this earth, you are undoubtedly going to b...