Tag Archives: addiction

Love of a Sibling

My joyful, bright, freckle-faced younger brother was voted “Joe High School” in his yearbook. Less affable, more opinionated, I was voted “Most Likely to be Heard.” But decades later, no noise could stop the addiction Matt developed to prescription OxyContin. … Continue reading

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Staying on Track

I try to focus more on what being sober can bring me.  Go watch the sunset instead of going to the bar. I try to focus more on meals instead of the wine. And then there’s the nice aspect of … Continue reading

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Who He Really Was

People say a mother’s love is blind, but that’s not true. For six years, I saw Tristan’s desperation and heard his lies, but that wasn’t the truth of who my son was. That was the shadow of addiction. I also … Continue reading

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Betrayal

He betrayed you—maybe more than once. Then he changed. Now what? There are few people harder to trust than an addict. He will look you right in the eye and tell you he’s clean, tell you he has finally kicked … Continue reading

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What If….

How Did You Get Here? It is a question I have answered and threaded throughout Real Life of an MSW. Therefore, I was happy to learn it is the core question of Kim Boguck’s the If Project and her documentary … Continue reading

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