Is there a sharper contrast than the image of me sitting on my sofa getting high compared to finishing a 3-day trek in Mt. Olympus? I would not have believed it was true, had I not experienced it myself.
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Before I found NA, I thought I had my habit under control. I thought could use when I wanted to and still maintain a normal life – well, kinda normal.
You know how there are some people who complain constantly, and others who are content, even excited about life? Why is that? We all experience obstacles and challenges. Why do some of us take it in stride while others let it ruin their day?
You might have heard, “Boys will be boys.” While this sentiment may be common, it does not reflect the very real dangers that impact our young men, their families, and our communities. Beginning in high school, and sometimes even earlier, young adults compel one another to try new experiences, including illegal drugs and alcohol.
When we imagined what it would be like to be a parent, substance abuse was not in our minds. It is not something you can prepare for, but once it has impacted your family, things will never be the same. How does having a loved one with substance abuse issues impact the family?