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Gratitude and Understanding

Thanksgiving kicks off the festival season with high expectations for a cozy and happy time of year. A time for family, friends, giving and gatherings. A time of wide-eyed wonder for children and moms special recipes. It has not always been this way for me. For many years I hid the dark world of my addiction from my family –...
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When Substance Use Leads to Violence

Alcohol and drugs do not mix well with guns. Substances can put you in a state of mind where you are more willing to make poor choices, especially if that drug is alcohol. Once you are impaired the ability to make good choices leaves you and often gives you the excessive confidence (especially at high levels of intoxication) to build up...
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