An enabler is defined as a person who encourages negative or self-destructive behavior in another. This is the definition I found on the internet and reading the meaning is hurtful. What parent wants to be referred to as being an enabler to their drug addicted child?
For those suffering from addiction or connected to someone who is, holidays are a time when life becomes real. Many addicts go through the motions of daily life while hiding their use and keeping things off the radar… at least for the most part.
Many addicts become estranged from their families and friends due to their behavior. Over time the lies, stealing, and other destructive behavior can become too much for the family around them. When the holidays roll around, we understand many of these emotions can resurface.
Most of the time, I do not have an opinion over whether or not a particular drug is legalized because whether the drug is legal or criminalized, the drug will still be abused. Front and center in this debate, is Kratom .
Every 18 seconds, an American is arrested for drug possession (Centers for Disease Control, 2010) .
The Endless cycle of Trying to Quit “I’m done. I just can’t do it anymore.” While these might sound like the words of someone who is finally ready for treatment, they are quite the opposite. I am giving up on treatment, after five failed attempts. These are my words.
I remember waking up to the faint sound of Madonna playing on the stereo, shortly followed by screaming and the smell of smoke coming from the car. I couldn’t figure out what was happening but heard one of my friends telling the paramedics he couldn’t move his body or neck.
From an Ex-addict I’m in a swanky hotel room with my doctor. She’s traipsing around barefoot, in a flower-print summer dress while writing me a prescription for ninety tablets of Suboxone.
Naloxone is known as a heroin or morphine overdose reversal. It is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. It can be injected into the muscle, vein or under the skin or sprayed into the nose.