Category Archives: Addiction

A silly lie that’s caught up with me so I’m forced to repeat it.

Still suffering my writer’s block here, and the more serious post that I have in mind will take a lot of effort, so I’ll leave you with this instead… Back when I cleaned up, I knew somehow that sobriety was … Continue reading

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You have to be prepared for recovery from addiction, especially if you are a critical thinker…

Because it isn’t what you expect… I used to beat myself up about not getting recovery right straight away, but lately I see things differently. When I first tried to clean up, it was the end of 2009. I knew … Continue reading

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And out of nowhere, a craving…

Funny how this works. I can honestly say I have not craved meth in over four years, having quit it in September 2013. But today that changed, because today I did something stupid. I shared a video on Facebook, a … Continue reading

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I can’t find reliable statistics on meth recovery rates

Yesterday while searching for information about meth and its effects on long and short term memory, I found some commenters in a forum who mentioned the statistic that only 6% of meth users seeking treatment successfully recover. I wondered where … Continue reading

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Another strange side effect of meth: Temporary long term memory loss

This is one of those side effects that should be well known, but nobody ever mentioned it to me. Also, I experienced it more dramatically in the first couple of years I used meth, and less so afterwards. I don’t … Continue reading

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Annoying neighbours who talk all night are probably high

It’s been the longest month for me. Josh’s birthday, two doctor visits, and a few extra expenses on top of my already increasingly expensive life, ending with a long weekend and no pay until Monday, has left me utterly broke. … Continue reading

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If ever a recovering addict tells you they "still use occasionally", they probably use all the time

Yeah, I’m totally projecting on this one, because that’s what I did. I’m not proud. I’ve always been a person who hates to lie, which led to some awkward situations a few years ago. I’d been clean for just over … Continue reading

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