As it often goes, treating drug and alcohol abuse is often done so with drugs and alcohol. I speak from own experience.
Recently, I’ve been struggling with my mental health. For the first time, it seems too much. Don’t get me wrong, I want to live. That’s all I want to do.
Today, I am one year sober. While my climb to this point has been Sisyphusean, I have stopped blaming myself, and have taken my own life back.
The government making it harder to get opioids is only half the battle. A greater understanding of what opioids are doing to our bodies is the only way forward.
The sight of my country tearing itself apart is hard to watch. Especially sober. But, while it’d be easy to self-medicate to numb the reality, Trump’s not going to get me.
Lordy doo, what a week. Roseanne Barr overdosed on stupidity, One Nation split in two and one man filled a bathtub with spuds, because drugs.
Our ice epidemic remains unsolved, but I feel without seeing it firsthand, you won’t take it seriously. My father taught me this lesson.
In many situations, 2017 could have been my last year, and it would have been by my design. However, in 2018, things are different. There is hope and there is renewal.
The ice epidemic is on the rise, right? Well, no. Looking beyond the media hype and political rhetoric, the actual story is not what you think.
s the problem continues to grow, it’s time to look for alternate solutions to the ice epidemic – and decriminalisation is that. | Rob Idol
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