Milestone: One Year Sober

If someone was to ask me “Will you ever get clean from heroin?” a year ago today, I would probably say no. I came to a point where I just accepted the lifestyle of a drug addict and thought I was going to be living the rest of my life under heroins spell. One year… Continue reading Milestone: One Year Sober

Five Songs That Help in Early Recovery

Music in early recovery was an essential tool to assist me through this lifestyle change to sobriety. Music that had depth, meaning, and were powerfully positive are able to help shift your perspective on the world around you. Taking me out of my head of with all the triggers and cravings, music was an assistance… Continue reading Five Songs That Help in Early Recovery

Twenty Four Hours in the life of Heroin Addiction.

Personal poem/story of my heroin addiction through my eyes. Waking up by tossing and turning in bed.  Drenched in sweat, upset stomach, I rush down stairs. All the dope is gone, tried to save some for the morning, But I couldn’t. Can’t eat or sit still. My bones feel like they are just going to… Continue reading Twenty Four Hours in the life of Heroin Addiction.

Cultivating Mindfulness

The dictionary defines Mindfulness as mind·ful·ness / ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs / noun the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Keeping in the present moment has… Continue reading Cultivating Mindfulness

Building a Support Network Tailored to Your Recovery.

To “support” means assisting someone currently or going to help someone in the future if they become in need. Most of the time the supports are a good friend, a family member or any individual you can rely on and they will hold you accountable for maintaining your health and recovery. In recovery everyone talks… Continue reading Building a Support Network Tailored to Your Recovery.

Chronic Pain & Addiction

Chronic pain, pain being an underlying symptom of something that is wrong with the body, lasting longer than 10 weeks. Doctors are still trying to figure out why so many of us experience pain and how to treat us, especially the patients in recovery from substance abuse. Always talk to your primary care before starting… Continue reading Chronic Pain & Addiction