Who Are You Without Your Drug of Choice?

Addiction is the ultimate identity thief. It doesn’t set up false bank accounts or hack your email – it steals your identity from within. Spinning in a cycle of chemical dependency, those battling with drugs and alcohol often don’t realize one important truth: Your true identity is buried beneath the substance abuse. Haley’s a great example. She entered…

When substances no longer consume your life, it's time to get to know the "new" you.

Alcoholism

Triggers

I can hear the sirens blasting through my neighborhood, and it reminds me of when they were taking me away to the hospital, after I passed out drunk on a city street. I put my head under the covers and pull my cat closer. This is my trigger. It’s important to identify your own. What…

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