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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Taking the wrong road

The story is true. However, the names have been changed to protect the privacy. Johnny Mack grew up on a plantation with his two siblings. His sister was two years younger than he. She was a very attractive young lady, and she knew it. They had a younger brother, Roy Crown. He was always doing mischievous […]


Based upon personal, practical, and professional expertise, we are now able to predict some of the things that might occur during the first years or two of recovery. Most practitioners in the field agree that it takes a minimum of one to two years for the residual symptoms to disappear. In some cases, it may take longer. Providing […]

Relationships: Breaking Up

Losing someone or something you love can be very painful. One will experience many different emotions, and it may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never let up. Regardless what the reasons were for the split and whether you wanted it or not, the break up of a relationship can turn one’s life upside down. […]

The Storm of Addiction

Have you ever witnessed the devastation of a hurricane or tornado? Have you ever talked or interviewed someone who personally experienced what that’s like? Many years ago a tornado came through our community and wiped out everything we had; our house torn apart; lives lost, and the only thing we had left were the clothes […]

Bath Salt – The DarkSide

As a professional in the mental health and substance abuse field, I have witnessed first-hand the effects of what drugs do to the brain and body. It does concern me when I see young men and women coming to my office for help – wasted on many drugs. Having worked in the field of substance […]