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Guest Post: Addiction Survivors Find Their Way Back to Sobriety Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash   “I truly believe that anyone who can go from the depths of addiction to being able to maintain a life of recovery is a miracle.” – Jami,Recovery Survivor   Living a life beholden to substance abuse is a dismal existence. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, having your life hijacked by addiction will turn you inside out....

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall By Z Zoccolante   Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all. If you’ve had an eating disorder you’ve asked yourself a thousand different versions of that question while standing in front of your mirror daily.   What I’ve found that’s common with addiction is that we don’t stand in front of the mirror and tell ourselves how wonderful we are. Instead, we seek out a mirror and berate...

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The Choice of Recovery from Addiction By Z Zoccolante   I’m drawn towards words like a moth to a flame. Little corner bookstores pull at my insides like my bones are made of magnets. Language is music, the notes like chords in the ether, spiraling through my brain like those 80’s streamers kids would play with, long snaking fabric malleable to the slightest movement.   The walls are covered with poetry as my eyes find their...

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When Details Stress You Out By Z Zoccolante   I’ve been thinking about traveling lately, my mind seeking escape from my frantic routines of work and school, and all the nitty, gritty details of life.   I’m not a great detail person. I’m more a big picture thinker. I used to have argument/discussions with my ex because it took me a week to realize the house needed cleaning while he was bothered on day 1, and thought I was...

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You’re Only as Sick as Your Secrets By Z Zoccolante   There’s that saying that a chain can only be as strong as its weakest link. The saying reminds me of the game Red Rover that I played at summer fun when I was a kid.   You’d stand in a line all holding hands and sing, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Jonathan over.” Little kid Jonathan would run at your hand linked people fence and if he was able to break through then he won....

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