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    Will Narcan Further Enable Addicts?

    An addict is going to use no matter what. They have no willpower when it comes to whether or not they use that needle, smoking the crushed substance, or snorting the substance. None of it matters to them. All they ever care about is getting that next fix. So for those of you out there that believe by having so much Narcan readily available, it’s going to enable our addicts, stop there. It will not increase the desire to use. If you believe that Narcan is an enabler and will keep them using, then you know nothing, nothing at all about addicts. Yes, it will enable them. It will allow…

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    Knowing You’re Not Alone

    Embed from Getty Images //embed.gettyimages.com/embed/595493233?et=XEz98B3DTuFXol5J0ekSIg&sig=sXSRGJ_QbeX-or3z5L398505WBPR84n1vwZaoOMnggs= Just when the chicks fly from the nest, there’s always that one that comes back home to roost. That one would be my son. He’s been living at home for the past three years. Maybe someday he’ll find a girl and make his own roost. That’s right, I thought I was an empty nester several years ago, then the recession hit and he was in trouble. After spending a year in a residential rehab, he came home to live with us. He hadn’t lived with me since he was twelve. Those in-between years were spent living in his father’s house. I can’t say that had…

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    How Do You Explain Addiction?

    So how do you explain addiction to someone who knows nothing about it but thinks they know it all? Us mothers, who’ve been battling it in our children for any length of time knows what it's like to live a life of broken promises and constant conflict.

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    Winter Loss

                      Image courtesy of The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App via Bing.com creative commons   Winter is coming! Oh, wait, it’s already here. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years has come and gone. I hope your holiday was filled with cheer and good nature. Sometimes this can be an impossible task during the holidays when things happen. Things that are on the other side of the spectrum. I’m talking about the loss of a loved one. It’s such a sad thing to lose a loved one and even sadder still when it happens around the…