Unravelling the “Choiceless” Choice of Addiction :

All the time addicts hear, why cant you just stop? Why do you choose to live that way? You’re loosing everything, how can you not care? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has created a manual of all mental disorders DSM is the standard tool for mental health diagnoses, including substance use disorder (SUD). The APA… Continue reading Unravelling the “Choiceless” Choice of Addiction :

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