January 27, 2015

The ability to find true life purpose

Treatment is one small part of life, but a memorable one. I will never forget my time at Cliffside for as long as I live. I now feel empowered by learning the fundamentals essential to full recovery and a long and prosperous life. Those basics included dealing with specific personal feelings and cravings, 24 hours […]

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September 29, 2014

Waiting for God’s Judgment

Zechariah is the father of John the Baptist in the Bible. My papa wanted me to be like him, anointed in the spirit and the father of important men. That’s how I got my name. My papa is a preacher at a big church in Texas. His work is sharing the word of God. His […]

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September 16, 2014

Does MDMA Have Psychotherapeutic Potential?

Does MDMA Have Psychotherapeutic Potential? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is also known as “ecstasy” because of the ecstatic feelings it produces in those who use it. While many dismiss the drug as a dangerous substance, some scientists claim it may have positive therapeutic uses with little risk of harm when used under proper supervision. According to researchers, […]

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August 25, 2014

A Summer BBQ

My family is pretty normal. My father works hard in management at a Fortune 500 company and my mother is an elementary school teacher. I have a brother and two sisters, none of whom are drug addicts like me. I started using drugs when I was seventeen. I was raped by the father of one […]

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August 7, 2014

The difference between “partying” and “alcoholism.”

My name is Cami and I am an alcoholic. I mean a serious alcoholic. I D.R.I.N.K. At first, I was a fun drinker. I was a sorority girl and liked to party. I liked people doing body shots off me. I liked dancing when I was drunk. I liked a lot of sex when I […]

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July 23, 2014

How I learned self-forgiveness

[frame style=”simple” align=”left”][/frame]When I was sixteen, I was raped by a boyfriend. It was prom. We’d both had too much to drink. Things got out of control. He and I had only kissed a little before then. I never imagined I’d get pregnant. But I did. My parents convinced me to have an abortion. And then […]

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July 18, 2014

When I decided that my life was more important than my pride

[frame style=”simple” align=”left”][/frame]I’m the kind of guy that makes you cringe when you walk past me on the street, at least I was. Though I came from a wealthy family and had the best of everything growing up, I pissed it all away. My father gave me everything I asked for, only it was never enough […]

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