opiates

Lets Talk About Opiates

As I’m sure many of you know, opiates have become an absolute epidemic in the United States. The opiate epidemic is not something that should be taken lightly. It’s safe to assume that if you’re reading this, you know someone who has passed away from an opiate overdose.  Overdose deaths killed more than 56,000 people in…

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reading for recovery

Reading for Recovery

During my first year of recovery, I buried my nose in whatever literature my sponsor handed me. It was pretty basic. The Big Book and a 12-step Workbook. I did my best to navigate the old-timey writing, outdated sentiments, and religious aspect. I’m thankful that I was able to look past the things that didn’t…

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sober summer

Sober in the Summer

Prior to getting sober, I couldn’t imagine spending a Chicago summer without drugs and alcohol. Summer in Chicago is sweet solace after months of dodging ice falling from skyscrapers, wearing two layers of thermal leggings under your pants, and contemplating moving to the West Coast every other day. All of my summers here have revolved…

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