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Overdose deaths have become almost commonplace now. It’s every day that it is seen in the headlines.
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From the rich and famous, to the homeless, substance abuse disorder does not discriminate. Overdose deaths have surpassed both car accident related and gun shot wound fatalities.

There is already an awful stigma attached here. Addicts are judged strictly by society and this makes seeking recovery a less than sought after reality for so many.Yesterday, it was released that a councilman in Ohio has asked that EMS stop responding to Overdose calls!
What????

The reason behind this person’s request is money. Apparently they didn’t budget their Narcan costs to the demand and their $10,000 budget has soared to $100,000. So, this man has decided that to save money he would like the EMS to just ignore calls on victims that have previously overdosed. He looks at it as a “scare tactic”.

“Sir”, addicts aren’t afraid of dying! Every time they use they play a game of Russian roulette. What does this accomplish? Where is the line drawn? No more treatment for lung cancer attributed to cigarettes or cirrhosis due to alcohol?

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Should funeral homes stop providing funerals? Perhaps shameful mass burying would better suit these people you would like to sweep under the rug?

It is sad truth that the pharmaceutical companies have created these drugs in the first place and continue to push them for profits. Now the government is trying to step in and regulate whether or not they deem a life is worthy? This is capital punishment. No crime, no trial, no jury! This is playing God. This is not solving anything. This is so very wrong!

People with substance abuse disorder are still PEOPLE! They are still worthwhile. They still deserve the same human rights that each and every one of us do. As long as society keeps stigmatising, pointing fingers and trying to remove the PEOPLE instead of the DISORDER this problem will continue to grow. So much more is needed here. More education. More awareness. More attention. More affordable treatment options.

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Hi my Name is derrick and i’m an recovering addict
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I guess you could say I’ve always had a rough life since birth I was born with a condition called hydrocephalus its where I have water on my brain I have a shunt and a tube through my stomach that drains the water off my head the shunt makes my head abnormal when I started school

I was always being made fun of names like water head or tower of terror so from elementary I was pretty depressed up until 9th grade 9th grade is when I started partying with friends drinking different alcohols when I graduated u in 08 I partied with friends much as I could every chance I had to get my hands on money even if I had to steal it when I was 16 I believe I realized I was attracted to the same sex

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I tried to come out to my parents they was furious at me they told me I was lying and my friends was putting things in my head.

I would have my friends parents buy me alcohol I would hide it in my room or stay with friends and party anything I could do to escape from reality That made me cry worse and I turned to the bottle once again partying with friends.

i would start as soon as i got up until i went to bed throughout the day until I got sick for for days there would be times I would drink for days and not know where I was or who I was with but I didn’t care as long as I didn’t hurt or feel anything I kept downing the bottles I would hide alcohol in bottle that wouldn’t be noticeable from family and I would dispose where I could so they wouldn’t find them I got with this guy who I thought was everything turns out he was.

A user and a addict as well I stayed with him for three months until one night we was at the bar partying and I caught him talking to other people on his phone he denied it.

Said they was just friends he got up n walked out of door I sat there crying I don’t even remember how I got home that night to be honest I spent what money I had that night getting shitfaced boy o boy that was a mess

I stayed with a friend and cried myself to sleep I woke up the next day throwing up not knowing where I was with cold shakes and sweat I went into anxiety attacks and it scared the shit out of me After we broke up i really Never got over him I partied some more for awhile i would lock myself in my room staying away from.friends and family up until about the end of august or close to it.

Then in September I had to make myself shapen.up.or I was gonna die i was having health problems (seizures ,headaches )I reached out to my closest friends and they talked to me and supported me every step of the way in September I stepped up and made myself fight the urge.

I still struggle daily but meetings groups my sponsor and support system help me stay clean and the awesome person I am today I am clean since September 5th 2015 and haven’t felt better I still struggle but I worry only just for today .. Thanks for letting me share

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I do NOT believe kids are receiving anywhere close to what they need, and NO, kids don’t have a CLUE what drugs will do.

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#1 vaping and e-cigs use is exploding and Being marketed directly to middle and high school kids. This is horrendous because educators and parents haven’t a clue how bad it is, and it’s becoming a drug delivery system for THC.

#2 55% of adults in America are clueless in marijuana yet want it legalized, THINKING legalizing it keeps it out of the hands of kids because they’ll. Have to have ID to buy it. DUH!!!! Wrong.

#3 75% of surveyed kids STILL THINK prescription medication is safe.

#4 Big Pharma is systematically increasing their marketing of pills to solve everything and adolescent prescribing of stimulants is exploding. So is Benzodiazapenes for adults AND kids. This will perpetuate the pandemic.

#5 school Administrators are doing next to nothing to effectively educate kids on an ongoing basis about all of these issues,

#6 we are allowing medication to become the standard of care in addiction treatment again trying to find a chemical solution to a spiritual problem, it’s a valuable TOOL, but it needs other tools to work. It’s not the answer, it’s part of the answer,

#7 we fail to have a Federal MANDATORY PDMP and fail to educate the medical community in addiction,

#8 we’re failing to take advantage of the criminal justice system and implement cost-effective, educational programs on addiction into jails and prisons,

#9 we’re failing to hold hospitals accountable for poisonings by labeling them ODs and pushing patients that need medical care back into the streets to OD again, and

#10 we’re allowing the insurance industry to continue to implement failed policies based on nothing more than immediate profits rather than long-term fiscal sense. We know that this is a chronic problem yet we attack it with acute approach.
THOSE are just my Top 10.

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On August 28, 2016, just after midnight my phone rang, it was the call I KNEW would be coming. The call I had moved 1200 miles trying to outrun. My 25 yr old son Anthony had overdosed on heroin and lost his life.
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Erin Berndt SFYB Admin

 

As I said, I didn’t think this was going to happen, I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO. It doesn’t prepare you in any way when it comes though, that knowledge doesn’t make it any easier to accept. It is far worse than the imagination can create and is truly something no parent should ever have to go through. I didn’t scream at God, try to bargain or bemoan the unfairness of the reality.

 

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Instead, my only thought was in desperately needing to know that God had my son, that he was safe in heaven.

Even though I had not been the most faithful servant and had spent my life believing that my own life choices had earned me a place in hell, the most important thing in my life had become the obsessive need to make sure my son had made it into heaven.

The 28th was a Sunday and on Monday night I was crying to my husband that I still had not received a sign that He had my son. My husband, knowing how my son and I would watch the birds when he was younger, told me to watch my birdfeeders, that that is how my sign would come. The next morning, for the first time in my life, I saw a huge bald eagle swoop down from the heavens and I knew my son had earned his wings.

Later in the day when I shared this with my daughter she exclaimed “omg Mom, there was an eagle flying over my car yesterday” (1200 miles away).

On Wednesday my 6 yr old grandson, Anthony’s son saw one at his bus stop and on Thursday morning, Anthony’s girlfriend and her mother saw one in yet another separate town. My son’s death also helped me escape a 10 yr stint on 13 different prescriptions and I was able to completely quit cold turkey, finally accepting 4 mos later that I had been battling my own addiction silently.

After realizing fully that there is indeed a God and that He truly loves us ALL, I knew that I needed to become involved in something bigger than myself, that somehow I needed to make a difference and prove to the world that addicts are no less than any other person in this world. I needed an outlet, I needed to be involved, I needed to prove to them that they are so much more than they believe.

That they haven’t been written off and forgotten. That recovery is possible. That pasts don’t matter to God. That everything they think is unforgivable inside of them is just their own fears and not based in any truth.

I started Holy Spirit Recovery for exactly that reason, to help addicts, parents, siblings, spouses and even friends to understand that addiction isn’t a choice and it does not negate anyone’s future capabilities. I started in the hopes that in my future I would be able to reach an even higher calling, to directly impact lives on a daily basis.

To provide hope and instill in all that God loves us equally despite our pasts. My plans are to continue to help anyone who needs my help in any way from finding rehab for a loved one to just being a kind word that someone desperately needs to hear. My son’s death was not in vain and as I work my way toward the future I am confidant that someday I will find a way to help ensure that everyone who needs treatment is able to find it and afford it!

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Criminal activities in the addiction business is in all 50 states people NOT just Fla. Do your homework. Below is some content to help you decide what’s real and what’s not. Please read the Huff Post Article below 1st. 

 

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Tragedy Begets Comedy

Mike Lindsey turns his meth addiction into stand-up fodder.

 

Mike Lindsey was an only child, adopted, left-handed and a preacher’s kid. If he would have had red hair, he probably would have killed himself. That’s the punchline when he describes his childhood.

Don’t get him started on his teenage years when his struggle with addiction began, or on that period of his adulthood when he became a meth addict.

“Meth took everything from me. It took my house, my car, my truck,” he says in his stand-up routine. “There’s no country song to play backwards to get all that stuff back.”

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Now 29 months and 18 days clean and sober, Mike is living life not just one day at a time, but one laugh at a time.

He brings his new recovery-based stand-up comedy show to Capitol City Theater, in Salem, OR on Wednesday, February 22nd.

The show is called “Unloaded Comedy,” with the tagline “Laugh Yourself Clean.” It features five recovered addicts from Oregon and Washington who use humor to share their experiences, celebrate their recovery, and try to shatter the stigmas.

Their personal rock-bottom stories, first shared at a podium or in a circle at an Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting, now provide fodder for the hilarious bits they deliver to a larger audience.

“It’s nerve-wracking, but at the same time it’s a cool way to share my story,” Mike says. “I realize there’s a lot of therapeutic value in it.”

Early on his road to recovery, he took a comedy class in Portland. His break-through came during a “two truths and a lie” exercise. One of the examples he gave was “I was a homeless meth addict.”

“When it came out that, yes, it was one of the truths and they didn’t run away, I was able to write more about it,” he says.

Mike grew up in Monmouth, OR and graduated from Central High School in 1988. His father was a pastor and his mother the secretary of the high school.

“My dad was a hoarder before it was on TV,” he says. “I use some of that as material. On Sundays, he brings people to the Lord, and the rest of the week he brings all of their stuff to his house.”

His parents divorced when he was 18. By then he was already battling addiction, following a stereotypical path from alcohol to marijuana to the stronger stuff. Looking back now, he remembers “always having that feeling of being not worth and having anxiety about it.”

He numbed the emptiness and the pain. He was always the life of the party.

 

Mike got married, had two kids and was what he refers to as a functioning addict, able for the most part to hide the excesses of his alcohol and drug use. He worked at Kettle Foods in Warehouse management and cost accounting for more than 10 years. He was active in the community, coaching and umpiring youth baseball.

His introduction to meth occurred in May 2013. Around that same time, he got separated from his wife, lost his job and had to put his father in an assisted living facility. Within a few months, he lost his truck and house. Soon he was living on the streets, with only a backpack to his name.

He wound up bouncing from town to town, which he jokes about in his stand-up routine, saying he’s grateful meth allowed him to go on a 12-month camping trip across Oregon. He can laugh and tell jokes about it now, but living was godawful. His family eventually helped him get into a treatment center. He worked the program for 30 days, then he relapsed.

“I was flying a sign for money,” Mike says. “I was running out of options, place to rest my head. Cops were waking me up in the park. I was fortunate to have no trouble with the law, somehow. It just got to be unbearable at that point. I couldn’t afford to be well, and I couldn’t afford to be high.”

Mike was living on the streets in Scappoose, OR. He decided to get clean on his own. So he went to the public library and started rewriting his resume, then applied for some jobs. He posted an ad on Craigslist asking for some interview clothes, and a couple from nearby St. Helens responded.

Joe Corsiglia and his wife, Debi, answered the ad and provided him three business suits and some toiletries, including shampoo and cologne. They appreciated his honesty and his commitment to bettering himself.

“In my mind, he stands out from most everyone that I’ve seen in that situation,” Corsiglia says. “He is really trying to do what’s right. I’m pretty proud of him.”

They are still in contact with him.

Mike had other help along the way. The first job he landed was just a mile from a transitional housing facility for recovering addicts, so he didn’t have to worry about transportation. A nearby church provided him with food for two weeks.

“It was amazing the help I was able to find,” he says. “when I was ready to get help.”

A lot of people have been rooting for Mike, and still are. He currently lives in Newberg, OR and works as a cost estimator for a retail packaging company in Tigard, OR. Comedy is just a side gig.

He attends NA meetings a couple of times a week and is working on rebuilding relationships with his two adult children, who both work in education in the Salem area.

Mike is also building a brand he launched nearly a year ago.  AIR, which stands for Addicts In Recovery designs AIR Wear Recovery Gear. As the name suggests, the brand promotes living clean and fresh and with an “air of dignity.” His T-shirts and hoodies give people a way to wear the pride of recovery and combat the shame society has for addicts.

“We have enough of that in ourselves,” he says.

His goal is to take Unloaded Comedy on the road to recovery centers and comedy clubs across the country. But, in the meantime, he’s eager to perform closer to home at Capitol City Theater.

High school classmates and other friends from his past will be in the audience. Some know his story. Others will hear it for the first time and, in some cases, the unedited version.

“I don’t know why it would make any difference,” Mike says. “It’s the past. It’s part of my story. We all have things in the past we’d like to change.”

Candi Lindley hasn’t seen Mike since high school so she lost touch with him before becoming aware of his struggles with addiction.

“Someone told me he was homeless and they saw him on a street corner asking for money,” Lindley wrote in an email. “It broke my heart to hear that because he was one of those guys in junior high and high school that you couldn’t be around without him making you laugh.”

They recently reconnected on Facebook.

“I think the one thing I love most about what he is doing is not only is he sober, but he is taking his painful experience and turning it into something funny,” Lindley says. “But at the same time, he is reaching out to those who have struggled or are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse in a way that makes them feel they are not alone and it is OK to laugh at just how ridiculous we are with our addictions.”

Ridiculous makes good comedy. Mike does a bit on hosting a meth convention, a spoof on a beer fest. Instead of craft beer enthusiasts, attendees are al meth addicts, and there are break-out sessions titles “Don’t steal from each other” and Conspiracy Theories and You.”

“Just imagine it, right?” Mike says. “I see people grabbing their cell phones and wallets already.”

 

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Statesman Journal Newspaper

February 19, 2017

 

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Body Changes Associated With Methamphetamine Use

Methamphetamine and crystal meth users have a high propensity to experience abnormal changes in the brain function.
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The National Institute of Health (NIH) has observed many brain images for chronic methamphetamine users and found that their dopamine systems declined. This decline contributes to the user’s poor motor skills and troubles with verbal learning.

Changes to the brain’s capabilities can negatively affect the user’s memory abilities. Most chronic methamphetamine users suffered both structural and functional memory issues. A high percentage of meth addicts experience emotional challenges and cognitive decline.

The combination of chemical change and molecular change in the brain can remain for long periods after use has terminated. However, scientists have found that the changes can be reversed after extended abstinence.

Physical Changes
Methamphetamine use and addiction can change the body in many ways. Physical effects include:

Hypertension, or raised blood pressure, and hypotension, or low blood pressure, can both be caused by abuse of the drug. At the same time, many users experience heart palpitations, or the sense that the heart is racing uncontrollably, during and after use. All these risks can be dangerous in the short and long-term.

Other heart related side effects include:

• Arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm.

• Bradycardia or slow heartbeat.

• Tachycardia or unusually rapid heartbeat.

Addition can also cause extreme lack of appetite. Many heavy users and addicts suffer anorexia. Methamphetamine can discourage the desire to eat as the addict becomes consumed with the need to resupply.

Treatment centers point to other side effects of prolonged use. These effects include:

• Diarrhea

• Flushing

• Dilated pupils

• Blurred vision

• Headaches

• Numbness

• Insomnia

• Constipation

• Dizziness

• Tremors

• Dry and itchy skin

• Acne

• Tachypnea or rapid breathing

Many of these symptoms can occur during use.

Meth Mouth

Methamphetamine use can also cause rapid deterioration of teeth and gums. Dry mouth is a common symptom but meth mouth is characterized by more permanent symptoms such as conditions that cause rapid tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to extractions.

Meth mouth is believed to be caused by:
• Acid ingredients in the methamphetamine can encourage decay. Ingredient like drain cleaner, ephedrine, antifreeze and battery acid are some of the ingredient s that have been found in illegal meth.

• Many meth users grind their teeth which cause erosion.

• Users tend to suffer dry mouth which prevents the teeth from protective saliva.

• Meth addicts and abusers are inclined to consume large quantities of sweet, sugary products and liquids. In large quantities, sugary acids cause damage to the oral cavity.

• Many users avoid oral hygiene.

Dentists who encounter patients suffering meth mouth are apt to refer the patient to a meth rehab clinic. Most dentists have received training for the symptoms.

Psychological Characteristics
As imposing as the physical effects of methamphetamines can be, the psychological damage can be irreparable. Many addicts experience forms of amphetamine psychosis. The most common psychological risks are:

• Aggressiveness and irritability

• Anxiety

• Lack of focus

• Delusions and/or hallucinations

• Compulsive skin-picking

• Sustained Hyperactivity

• Stronger sex drive

• Decreased self-esteem

• Psychomotor agitation

• Psychosomatic disorders or body symptoms caused by a mental disturbance

• Obsessive behaviors

• Paranoia

Addiction to methamphetamine increases the risk of damage to the brain compared to the risk associated with most other Schedule II drugs. Many rehab centers participate in nutritional guidance and vitamin supplement programs for meth abusers.

An Addict-tude Adjustment

I usually wait for some sort of inspiration to hit me before I begin writing anything significant.

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Perhaps I feel that my enthusiasm for a particular topic will jump off the page and catch the reader’s eye. Maybe I feel that I need to provide some sort of emotionally moving experience for each person that witnesses my words. Sometimes I forget just how therapeutic putting words on a page can be for the author…for me…just me.

I am writing now as a method of dealing with life on life’s terms. The odds are so seemingly stacked against me, at this moment. I cannot see a way out. Financial issues are circling. Emotional and mental health issues are mounting. My relationship at home is stagnant and suffering. My physical health has been on the back burner for far too long.

How the hell did I end up here? It seems just like yesterday that life was full of wonder and possibility. Now, the only thing I see is despair. My body is sore and exhausted. I have nothing in my tank emotionally, spiritually or otherwise. Once I was always quick with a laugh, joke or a word of encouragement. Now, it hurts my head to even think…about anything.

Today, I couldn’t even give a fuck, to be honest. It seems that gratitude and positivity have been replaced with cynicism. Again, how did I end up here? Maybe more importantly, how do I get out in a safe manner?

It has been said that relapse doesn’t just happen. It is something that occurs within us far before we choose to pick up and use. I am not saying that I am considering using drugs. However, my recent choices have dropped me off on this fucked off street corner of mental bliss. So I would not be so bold as to say I am immune from a relapse. I am sure many recovering addicts have had that thought in their minds shortly before picking up again. Just when they thought that would never happen…then it did. BAM!!

What drove me to this point? Forcing my own will on things around me sure stands out to me as a major contributor. As a business owner, I have spent money on things I could not afford in hopes of a return on investment. That sure sounds like gambling to me, which just happens to be on my list of favorite addictive behaviors. Yes, some would argue that business risks are part of the game. However, looking back, I was really forcing my own will trying to make things happen.

Ok, so here is one glimpse of hope to build on. I am an addict that has realized my recent choices and actions have taken me down a dark path.

This is a familiar path, a place where I used to feel comfortable or at least wallow in. The glimpse of hope here is that I have recognized where I am currently with mind, body and soul. Before I am washed away to sea, I can take the appropriate steps to get out of the water.

Am I all alone to swim for shore? What will be my life preserver? Will that be a person or a thing? Perhaps it will be another addict in recovery? Will it simply be this process of self-awareness? What kind of actions do I need to take? Can a sponsor and step work bring freedom from this feeling of despair?

Those are a lot of questions to answer. I think I will tread lightly and reach out for some help from my sponsor for starters. Thank you for listening as this hungry, angry, lonely and tired addict tries to work through some self-inflicted issues. I may never get out of the water but at least I can get closer to shore.

Robert Henslee

Robert Henslee SFYB Founder/Publisher

Note from the publisher: Mike if it was easy brother everyone would do it.

You have to be willing to eat shit that would make a billy goat puke. It boils down to one simple thing…. how bad do you want it? Starting a business in this industry requires stamina of a mule, the hard headiness of an ox.

Dealing with all the bullshit, the haters, bill collectors, chargebacks, non paying clients, stress of having no food, your lights turned off any second , internet plug pulled, server blown up again, sink full of dirty dishes cuz ur to busy,  no clean cloths, or if that BIG deal will close before your mortgage is due and you get evicted. Effit.  It’s not for everyone Mike I can assure you of that.

It will test you brother. Bend your mind it will. I will promise you this. If you make it… it’s because you earned it brother and that will give you a feeling like no other. Trust me in this.

But when you’re at the store and some grandmother coming running up to you crying thanking you for saving her grandchild you’ve never heard of… somehow makes it worth it all. It took me years to get SFYB off the ground.

Was it worth it? You bet. So from one billy goat to another…love you brother and friend. Robert Henslee Founder/Ceo/Publisher SFYB (Call me anytime 772.206.6676)

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