A Personal Journey Through Addiction & Mental Health

Part Four 8-minute read time. Recovery looks different for each and every person. I believe it is truly as unique as the addiction is – based on our own experiences, our own pain, and our own discomfort with ourselves and the world around us. And this fact is, in my opinion, why we are soContinue reading “A Personal Journey Through Addiction & Mental Health”

A Personal Journey Through Addiction & Mental Health

Part Three 6-minute read time. I was excited, but nervous, to leave treatment. For 45 days I was surrounded by doctors, nurses, counsellors, and other clients. For 45 days I was safe from most triggers, had assistance when I felt cravings, and had a strict routine. I didn’t have to think much about what orContinue reading “A Personal Journey Through Addiction & Mental Health”

A Personal Story Through Addiction & Mental Health

Part Two 9-minute read time. I certainly didn’t enter treatment on my own account. It was an ultimatum placed on me by those that loved me far greater than I loved myself. Sometimes that is exactly what it takes to get someone started, and it was clear to my family and friends that it wasContinue reading “A Personal Story Through Addiction & Mental Health”

A Personal Story Through Addiction & Mental Health

Part One 9-minute read time. Stigma is an incredibly powerful thing. It keeps many of us behind closed doors, isolated and stuck between a rock and a hard place. We embody a sense of shame, a sense that we are just not good people, a sense that we are so abnormal and different that weContinue reading “A Personal Story Through Addiction & Mental Health”