Drug Use, Substance Misuse even Addiction should not prevent access to good health care!

Drug Use, Substance Misuse,  Addiction, Substance Use, …Whether or not a person uses drugs or is addicted to them, should not affect whether or not a doctor will see them, treat them with dignity, respect, or listen to them for that matter, but it does!  I have experienced the most horrific stigmatizing ordeals with medical professionals, […]

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Help me I love an addict!

Help me I love an addict!  What do I do, my _______is an addict, is something that I hear every day.  People call my phone in tears, desperate for answers.  Unfortunately, there is tons of information, much of which comes out of the mouths of people who just do not know what they are saying, or […]

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The Loss of Me

I have kept a journal throughout my life, even in some of the most chaotic times.  I am really thankful I have done this because it provides me with an amazing amount of insight into my thinking and my pain.  Sometimes  I need to see my past on paper because there are so many lessons […]

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LOSING IT ALL

The depression I know is real.  My heart is broken in every place, shattered. I have lost so much, and I have no real idea how to begin anew.  My feelings are so loud, so raw, so real.  Bipolar illness shapes my mind, my thoughts, my decisions. I operate in the realm of the truth, […]

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