Sadness sweeps through your buzzing brain, as you count what pills are left in your stash. 19. You’d have enough for today and tomorrow, but in all reality, you needed more. Tonight though, you had other plans.
Month: December 2017
The Little Black Book of Poems: Truth or Dare
Morals. What’s that? I was a junkie with survival on my mind. Sigh —there was nothing I wouldn’t do to get high. At the time, this girl had no name, even though I had a shit ton of pain. I know it makes no sense, but that's how I liked it. I know it's not fair; so I try not to care. Anyone up for a round of truth or dare?
The Little Black Book of Poems: The Storm
There would be no real way of knowing then that I was about to create a storm that would soon ravage all in its line of vision. Everything, my world —up in smoke. Just when I thought I had conquered it all, when things couldn’t get any worse, I found myself lost, alone, and addicted.
Opioid Alternatives: How One Woman Changed Her Quality of Life with a Nation Struggling to Do the Same
Many pain patients are searching for anti-drug programs to relieve their constant discomfort without the chance of addiction or dependence. I mean, we're not asking for much, people. The thing is, there are literally over 100 million Americans forced to live with chronic pain —a disease that has no cure, an illness most people don't understand, a lifestyle too easy to judge, and as a result, our day-to-day obstacles normally involve pain and trying to uncover new ways to ease that pain. At the same time, our nation is simply overprescribed. So, here's one woman's story of how finding an opioid alternative changed her life as our nation struggles to do the same.
CDC Says Prescription Painkillers No Longer Drive Opioid Epidemic — But What Is?
It's not new news that the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, however, prescriptions have lost their driving status to illicit fentanyl and street heroin. Let's see what happened.
CBD Oil: People are Feeling Good & Healing Better
Pain patients everywhere are excited. They are excited for two reasons. Quality of lives and discomforted symptoms are improving. It's all thanks to CBD hemp oil, a.k.a. the super herb. And let me just say from personal experience, this plant is well deserving of its title because of the healing properties found inside. Think of marijuana without the paranoia. You feel calm, relaxed, and less susceptible to pain. And so, I spoke with a hemp manufacturer and real people with real pain to see how CBD has impacted their lives. This is what I found.
Illicit Drugs & Chronic Pain: The Black Market 411
Those addicted to opiate painkillers are 40 times more likely to abuse or become dependent on heroin. Eventually, the pills become too expensive and people are forced to look elsewhere (in this case, the black market) for their pain relief needs. It's not something anyone wants to talk about, but it's happening whether society likes it or not. Here are all the DEETS.
Relationships & Chronic Pain: 5 Tips on How You Can Break the Cycle
Raise your hand if pain (in some fashion) has affected any of your relationships? Are you more tired than before? Are you unable to attend your child's after-school activity because it physically hurts everywhere? Maybe there are times when even if nothing is “wrong” —you're still in a bad mood? First of all, you're not alone. I get it (probably more so than you might think). Secondly, I want to help. Here's what you need to know.
Everyone has Something — What’s Yours?
Like any teenage girl, I wanted to be thin. The more my bones protruded out of my emaciated skin, the prettier I thought I was. Everyone has something. What's yours?