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Drunks and Reprobates... bring 'em on?

I have many skills and abilities. Some are useful and some not so much. I’m a good cook, for instance. There’s a useful ability. I can also give a decent blowjob, also a useful skill, especially after several years of marriage. 492 more words

Reflections

The voice in my head that lies.

Addiction is without doubt the most cunning and deceitful voice in my head that I have ever had the displeasure of listening to. Before you have too many concerns for my mental capabilities, however, I can assure you I have been properly assessed by various psychiatric consultants and yes, you guessed it, the voice in my head belongs to my addict. 457 more words

What is Substance Abuse and How Do I Find Treatment?

Many people are confused about what substance abuse is, and even after they find out, they have no idea where to go to find answers. Substance abuse is a dependence – psychological, physical, cognitive – on alcohol or drugs. 890 more words

Alcoholism

If You Lie Down With Dogs

“No one rises to low expectations.”

-Les Brown

I recently found out something about two very close friends; something that shocked me so much, it took my breath away. 750 more words

Alcoholism

GRIEF ISN'T SOMETHING I'M ABLE DO

I went to the grocery store yesterday because I was forced to. I went to one I don’t usually go to but my Dad likes. I walked in and saw a very thin, frail looking man, hunched over his carriage. 764 more words

Bipolar Disorder

Today is going to be a good day

Today is going to be a good day because I decided not to drink over or about anything. The day may only be half over, but hopefully I already made the decision to avoid alcohol. 317 more words

I'm Going To Ruin Everything

I don’t know what it is about my personality, but I have this tendency where I do things that will ruin my life. Of course, I don’t actually want to ruin everything, but my behavior suggests it, doesn’t it? 424 more words