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The sad and mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Amy Winehouse have left me baffled. The unfortunate truth is that either account is believable. Her family says it was alcohol withdrawal.

A drug dealer has come forward saying that he arranged for Amy to buy some drugs from another drug dealer referred to as “Mr. Big”. He says she purchased 1/2 oz. crack and a 1/2 oz. heroin.

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It is my belief, and the belief of alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous that being in recovery means abstinence from all mood altering substances. With that explained…have you ever relapsed?
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More thank likely, at some point in your recovery you will have a relapse. Of course it is your goal in life not to relapse, that is really the whole point to all of the work we are doing. But mistakes will happen. The most important thing to do is learn from your mistakes. No one is perfect, everyone f’s up from time to time, but a relapse can be a learning experience if you choose to make it one.
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It’s not very often that I fall, but sometimes I stumble. Yesterday I stumbled. I could have fallen if I let myself. Something inside wouldn’t allow myself to fall. Without thinking about it I steadied myself before I fell. I got my balance back and was able to stay standing on my feet instead of hitting the floor. But I did stumble. I drank beers.
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Recently I stumbled while walking down my road of recovery…ok I relapsed. The end result to my relapse was me drinking but there were warning signs of relapse that I didn’t focus on.
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I had shocked myself last week with a relapse. I didn’t see it coming ahead of time because I wasn’t staying in the day. I wasn’t taking it One Day At A Time.
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For anyone who has kept up with this site you are familiar with the fact that I have a younger brother who struggles with an Oxycontin addiction just like his big sis. I have told you about how it’s torture for a recovering addict to watch an active addict.

The helplessness you feel when you are on the sidelines of someone else’s addiction can be staggering. I only know how to deal with my own addiction… not anyone else’s. But as it turns out, you have no choice. It is what it is.

It seems that my brother, who went back into a Suboxone program in November, has not been very successful in his recovery. How do I know, you ask? Well it became pretty clear when he called my father this afternoon from a police station after being arrested. At this very moment in time I can’t tell you exactly what he is being charged with but… I think I can make an educated guess. Continue Reading…

Relapse: It Snuck Up On Me?

December 7, 2009 — 3 Comments

Some of you may not think that taking Benedryl to make yourself feel drowsy and fall asleep would be considered a relapse…for me it definitely was. So how did this happen?
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You probably have heard of a second-round addiction you just don’t know it by that name. Basically a second round-addiction is a substitute addiction that you pick up once you are in recovery. How do you avoid second-round addictions and how do you know if you already have one?
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