Don’t Touch The Glass

I stare. Nothing stares back. They just swim. And swim. I wave. Nothing. I tap on the glass. Nothing. The glare. The waves. The piercing lights that feel dark. Nauseating. I press my red, tear- soaked face against the cold glass. See me. Please. See ME suffering. I scream…..My breathe gushes back into my face.Continue reading “Don’t Touch The Glass”

Alcohol is NOT Exempt

I know I usually write about addiction in the form of opiods, but I actually have some intense interest in the fallacy (?- is that the right word?) of alcohol dependance. Since it’s so widely shown, glamorized and basically accepted, on the movie and media scene; and since it’s even politically correct (does that evenContinue reading “Alcohol is NOT Exempt”

“You Knew The Risk”

To those wonderful commenters on addiction/or an overdose post who say no one forced people with SUD to stick a pill down their throat or use a needle, I say to you: Thank God. Thank God, it wasn’t YOUR CHILD. Thank heavens you don’t know what it’s like to feel helpless when you find outContinue reading ““You Knew The Risk””

BaNaNaS

What an odd thing to write about, right? But every single time my bananas start to look like this, it takes me back 20 years. I had this thing with bananas. They were touted as soooo nutritious, which led me to buy them a̲l̲l̲ t̲h̲e̲ t̲i̲m̲e̲. I mean ALL THE TIME. Even though…… They alwaysContinue reading “BaNaNaS”

Trails of Smiles-ɢuɪᴅɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴏuʀɴᴇʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Iɴɴᴏᴄᴇɴᴛs

As I watched the little boy in his navy blue fleece jacket; with his warm knit hoodie covering his wavy brown hair, happily bouncing along the sandy path, I couldn’t help but smile with grateful relief. Every three steps, without fail, he would stop, bend down and draw a circle in the sand. “Look Nana!Continue reading “Trails of Smiles-ɢuɪᴅɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ᴊᴏuʀɴᴇʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Iɴɴᴏᴄᴇɴᴛs”

The Night after Christmas

нow was your Cнrιѕтмαѕ? The words echoed into my ears even before they left my co-workers mouth. I instinctively have enough experience with avoidance and deflection to get a jump on her question. By appearing busy and having enough ‘questions’ and data of my own; I was able to layer my question on top ofContinue reading “The Night after Christmas”

A Simple Driveway

ᎳhᎽ ᏆhᎥs ᏢᎥᏟᏆuᏒᎬ mᎪᎠᎬ ᏆhᎥs mᎪmᎪ ᏟᏒᎽ It looks like just a house. Some cement. A fence A few trees But it’s more than that to me. To me, this house represents success. It’s represents hope. It represents forward motion. It gives hope to a sense of normalcy again. It screams “Please validate me evenContinue reading “A Simple Driveway”

Brain Changes with Addiction

I first learned about the hijacked brain in a nursing in-service at work in 2017. Nurses were just starting to be able to get help for their risk of becoming addicted. My family was experiencing our first what the F moments of something being amiss with my 32 year old son. He was flying highContinue reading “Brain Changes with Addiction”

Holier Than Thou

My momma used to call them: “hypocrites”. The people who seem to be on their ‘high horse’ looking down on others or because of their choices or conditions in life. Or maybe it’s actually us, who find ourself saying about  others, ” If only- THEY wouldn’t have done THAT– I wouldn’t have to do this,Continue reading “Holier Than Thou”

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