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Poverty Not Drugs

Prompted by “Congressman Laughs at Sheriff’s Ridiculous Opinion on Weed”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/congressman-laughs-sheriffs-ridiculous-opinion-weed

“‘You said that illegal drug use is the scourge of the black community and it is a problem and leads to a great deal of violent crime,’ Rep. 888 more words

Cannabis

Twisted by Lola Smirnova

Short, but not sweet, Twisted by Lola Smirnova takes us into the world of human trafficking. Whether the author meant to take us along on this journey is a moot point as we find ourselves in Luxembourg City where three sisters work as “entertainers” in a local Cabaret, encouraging the purchase of cheap drinks for expensive prices in exchange for their favors. 442 more words

Poverty

My Dates with Depression.

I was diagnosed with depression when I was SEVEN years old. Yes, SEVEN. My formative years were ruined by the addiction that held my father prison, the unresolved pain of my mother and selfish ambitions of my step- father- someone who was suppose to be a super hero.. 980 more words

An Anniversary

Today was the anniversary of when I met you.  And it was such a hard day.  Not because I miss you, or us, or the hopelessness I was filled with while with you. 560 more words

Old Thoughts

The Family Solution ™: Coming to Terms with Addiction.

In the past several weeks I have been asked if I work with families of addicts and alcoholics.  And my answer is “yes, of course.” The next question has been an interesting one – do I urge them to go to Al-Anon, because these families have tried it, hate it, and don’t want anything to do with it. 1,095 more words

Recovery

Methamphetamine addiction

What is the concept of Addiction?

Addiction: Depending on National Institute on Drug of Abuse (NIDA) addiction is a compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences, characterized by an inability to stop using a drug; failure to meet work, social, or family obligations; and, sometimes (depending on the drug), tolerance and withdrawal(reflect physical dependence).According to American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry, in which dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. 1,920 more words

Addiction

The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

The popularity of prescription drugs has been rising for the last decades. A lot of people around the world are using them but not many really know the risk. 326 more words

Addiction