ADDICTION

Aaron in Addiction
November 5, 2019

A Peter Pan Creation

Most people grow up with similar ideas as I did. The fantasy of “never growing up” and “always being a kid” sounds playful and almost harmless. I certainly took these to the next level, graduating from fun and games to living my life on a critical edge.

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Angel Serra in Addiction
October 24, 2019

The Full Story of My Struggle with Addiction

This is a story from a Narconon graduate. It describes the struggles he encountered and the tactics he used to continue using drugs despite all the troubles it was creating. My mother never used drugs. She hardly drank. My father was a heroin and cocaine addict back when he was in his late teens…

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Angel Serra in Addiction
October 23, 2019

Why Methamphetamine Addicts Age Faster

Methamphetamine, most commonly known as crystal meth or ice, is a recreational drug that produces a stimulant and euphoric high. Meth can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Meth is often called “the poor man’s cocaine” as it is much cheaper than cocaine and lasts for much longer.

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Aaron in Addiction
August 28, 2019

How I Got off Methadone

April 25th, 2019 was the last time I ever went to a methadone clinic. I was scheduled to go to rehab later that day at Narconon, in Louisiana. I took my dose (145 mg), popped a couple .50 mg Xanax and boarded my plane at LAX.

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Aaron in Addiction
August 26, 2019

What I Learned from Being in an Addicted Relationship

After years of using and selling drugs, as well as being in a very abusive relationship. I made the decision to check into detox in August 2016. I was in Boulder, CO for about 5-6 days and from there I moved into a co-ed sober living facility.

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Angel Serra in Addiction
August 25, 2019

The Original Leonel Messi: Rise & Fall of Diego Maradona—Part II

Diego Maradona was on top of the world yet as success accompanied him on the field, problems increased off it. Eventually his antics caught up to him.

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Angel Serra in Addiction
August 24, 2019

The Original Lionel Messi: Rise and Fall of Diego Maradona—Part I

It is no surprise drugs hold us back from the best person we can be. Drugs distract us from what we aspire to be and cause a person to have a failed purpose in life.

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Aaron in Addiction
August 9, 2019

Operation Enduring Freedom and the US Opiate Epidemic

The opiate epidemic in the United States has been an ongoing issue since it was introduced in the late 1800s. First came morphine which was considered a miracle drug. It was given to people for pain management and cough suppression.

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Aaron in Addiction
July 27, 2019

5 Signs of the Beginnings of Alcoholism

Do you worry about a loved one and their drinking habits? Does it seem like they may be changing over from taking the “occasional” drink to having a serious problem? Here are the 5 signs which may mean your loved one is struggling with alcoholism.

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Aaron in Addiction
July 11, 2019

How Enabling Starts and How to Stop

When you have a kid, you want them to have the best possible life they can have. Many parents will help their kids financially, yet this behavior gets complicated when your child begins to struggle with substance abuse.

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