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God Given Gift, To Be My Own God! 
I'm a 39 year-old, and have two beautiful daughters, ages 11 and 16. I've been using daily, since the age of 12 years old. I've used meth, cocaine, ecstasy, …

ICE -on the verge of reality and psychosis  
Hi, I'm now 19 and taking short breaks from ICE(meth). This all started a year and a half ago after being admitted into the mental health ward for …

The truth  
Written by an addict, my friend Sara in helping me understand the loss and addiction of my beautiful son Josh. For everyone who had ever wondered why …

Empty Promises Don't Last Forever 
I personally am not the addict. Someone very close to my heart is, and I call him my "dad." However, he doesn't act like my idol, my role model, my superhero. …

Behind closed doors 
A mom of 5 girls. I'm a cheermom/soccer mom/softball mom. My boyfriend of 6 year's has taken on the roll of being a dad to my 5 girls. People see us …

Lost in denial  
Hi, I would enjoy sharing my story with many teenagers that believe the can balance the life of drugs and success. I am 17 years old, I have know my …

The unknown  
Working as a waitress I met a guy who came on often. I wasn't so attracted to him but one night I decided I'd give him a chance. After the first date with …

Destroyed 
I am 24 years old and a girlfriend of 6 years to a heroin addict. I've come to my breaking point, feeling lost and unsure of what to do. I don't know if …

My last chance!!! 
My last chance... Hello my name us Jerry, I'm from Tulsa Oklahoma, it's been 34 days or so since I've been on this site. I've shared a few stories about …

Reflection of my life as an addict!!!  
It's May 7th 11:40pm, I will be 42 years old tomorrow, as I sit here thinking about my life I am trying to figure out where the years have gone. Wow, it …

Meth always happens to walk back into my life! 
So I moved to New Mexico with my husband and he got arrested. I messed up, I'm getting high on meth, and I know it's not a good thing to do. But can someone …

My climb from hell 
Thank you for taking the time to read this🌙This is my message of strength and hope! 🙏 my wish is that you will find inspiration and hope🌟 and better understand …

Letting Go (of God) 
Yesterday I celebrated 37 years clean and sober. I came to recovery with as much counter-will as the next addict/alcoholic. I was resistant to the idea …

Loving an addict!! 
Loving an addict sometimes can be worse than being an addict. The mental damage alone is enough to have to seek counseling. This is my story and my opinion. …

This is a poem I wrote to my daughter's boyfriend 
“INTERPRETATION" A young boy lost so sad, so scared he wondered why this? why me? Years pass wrong choices bad results. He lost himself …

Pregnancy and drug use in the U.S. 
Hello! We're trying to spread the word about the shocking statistics surrounding pregnancy and drug use in the U.S. and I wanted to pass along a link …

Saving My Family. 
My husband of almost 13yrs and father to 3 beautiful girls, ages 12, 11, and 5yrs Has been a Meth addict for 4yrs. I am so mad, so frustrated and …

New iPhone app available to support addiction recovery 
My name is Matt and I am a recovering addict. I wanted to get in touch with you about an iPhone app I just released and offer you some free promo codes …

Free online addiction conference
March 17-21
 
I'm pleased to reach out regarding an upcoming online conference that might be of interest to you and your show's audience, as well as a suggested guest …

I became who I believed I was 
Growing up was another story of its own, chained to the bed at 14 made me leave home for good that's when I started my walk with the devil, drugs were …

Miracles do Happen 
I began to be jittery in the morning. Liquor ceased to be a luxury; it became a necessity. Gradually things got worse. As we became subjects of King …

You have to go through the worst before you get to the best.  
I was 13 years old when I first started smoking pot. Of course I liked it, who wouldn't? I would smoke daily, it would make me feel happy, care free, I …

Drugs aren`t worth it 
I just wanted to say to anyone who is using drugs and doesn't already know it... drugs will destroy everything! If I had known (when I started using) …

Worth the fight!!! 
I am a 45 yr old man and I got addicted to narcotics at the age of 22. Now I hear from some recovering addicts that now that they are clean and have been …

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Teen Drug Abuse:
Are Parents Partly To Blame?
 
Some parents blame themselves for their teen's drug use while others blame their child for making poor decisions. In some cases, parents place the blame …

Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Treatment Options 
Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Treatment Options When someone is seeking information about alcohol addiction and recovery treatment programs it …

Complete loss 
I have been struggling for the last year to fix everything and everyone I lost in the last 3 years that I was addicted to heroin. I have been clean …

Signs that your child might be a drug addict 
"How did you keep this from us for so long?" "I had no idea. How could I have let this happen in my own home?" These are two of the most common …

Almost Addicted 
Most people who abuse illegal drugs don’t fit the image of the dysfunctional, hustling addict who can’t fit into normal society. Between the estimated …

Addiction often begins with negative thinking. 
"For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is …

Riches to Rags 
All of my teenage, and most of my adult life was one or another addiction. Alcohol, weed, and finally opiates took everything, and everybody away from …

RSSS is a SAMHSA Planning Partner for National Recovery Month 
Recovery is for Everyone … My train wrecked trail of total devastation in addiction affected everyone around me. Many of those closest to me had become …

Concerning Trends over Medical Marijuana Use among Teens 
Should we be allowing our children to use marijuana to deal with serious medical problems? Do laws regarding medical marijuana among teenagers need to …

The epidemic of heroin and RX addiction 
I am the producer of a film, Behind the Orange Curtain which deals with Rx drug use, abuse, death, heroin and the epidemic it has become. It is well received …

Signs that your child might be a drug addict 
"How did you keep this from us for so long?" "I had no idea. How could I have let this happen in my own home?" These are two of the most common …

Recovery is everywhere 
When I was drowned in addiction I never thought that someday I would write about it, someday that I would have successfully passed through it. Here goes …

Addiction, no respector of person. 
Addiction is no respecter of persons. It doesn't care what race you are, how old you are, whether you are rich or poor, or what gender you are, or what …

The Addict's Mom A Journey 
Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Barbara Theodosiou, Founder of The Addict's Mom. Barbara founded The Addict's …

Dealing with my boyfriend's addiction 
I started dating my boyfriend about one year and three months ago. When we first met he was everything I could have asked for, we were perfect for each …

The forgotten side of me 
See, late every night With all my might I feel greater than, just alright Cause my powders in sight Always sparkling white I just forgot …

What war on drugs? 
Seems so very sad that what seemingly was just a promotional bumper sticker to scare people about the war on drugs, worked in the favour of the government. …

The high we are all reaching for is death.  
My name is Emma i am 17 years old right now and things are going better. i started using drugs at the age of 15 for a boy i thought i liked and wanted …

Irish boy stuck in addiction 
My name is Mick I am in Ireland am 38 years old and have been in addiction to heroin for 11 years now. I am still trying to get away from this power that …

From snorting to shooting anything! 
My story is original because i did not start using drugs till I was 37 years old. A mother of two very normal had a god job, my own home. I met a man …

Ending Your Life Is Not The Answer To Your Situation 
You are at the end of your rope and you can’t take it any much longer. You are in pain and you are suffering and you feel there is no hope. The first thing …

Anthology of poetry on addiction seeks submissions 
Hello. As the mother of a heroin addict, so many of the stories on this site mirror very closely the anguish so many people can relate to, whether a …

My addiction. 
When I enter high I wanted to be cool, like other people. I would go out every Friday night and drink. I started going out with older people, so that I …

Self-Destructive Patterns 
How do you get the energy to combat an old pattern in your addiction recovery? It is helpful to write out or sit meditatively and ask yourself where the …

True Life: I Was Born Addicted! 
I have a unique and special opportunity for adults ages 18-28. I am an associate producer for a company called Triple Threat TV based in Connecticut, we …

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Nar-anon Helps Families! 
I am a member of Nar-Anon Family Groups- 12 step program for family and friends of addicts. Please consider listing us on Site Map. Our website is www.nar-anon.org. …

Gambling Addiction, now is a good time to discuss. 
You probably already know that college students often engage in risky behaviors and gambling can be one of them. With the NCAA Basketball Tournament well …

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and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8






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We will teach you practical techniques that research has shown to be effective for achieving change and successfully ending addiction. We'll begin offering these classes this September through Learn-It-Live (Learn-It-Live is easy to use teaching tool and you don't need to download anything to use it). Click Register Now! below to join one of our classes. The registration process includes setting up an account, but you determine your screen name to protect your confidentiality.


Four new addiction classes:

- Addiction 101, a FREE 60 minute course introducing key substance addiction recovery concepts. This seminar examines many aspects of drug addiction, including symptoms and treatment. It also introduces the Stages-of-Change as a building for recovery.  It will be held on October 3 at 6:00pm central-time.

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- Intervention, introduces you to Change-Talk as an alternative to "tough-love". Change-Talk is a method, which you can learn, to get an addict (including yourself) to move away from addiction and toward recovery.  This is a 2-hour class that meets October 5, at 10:00 am central-time at a cost of $10.

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- Change-Talk, is a building-block for addiction recovery. This course teaches you to recognize, listen to, and encourage Change-Talk in yourself and others.  Research has shown it helps lead to positive change. This is a 2-hour class on Thursday, October 13 at 10:00 am central-time, for a cost of $10.

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- Effective Conversations, teaches how to use conversation to connect for recovery. Productive, change-focused conversations facilitate positive change and addiction recovery. This is a 4-week, 60 minute class that meets each Wednesday beginning on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 pm central-time, at a cost of $29.

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