"No Longer Living A Lie"

"No Longer Living A Lie"

"My self-harming was perhaps the addiction I struggled with most, because as I let go of my other disorders, I craved a sense of control. Control of the body has always been my coping mechanism. I can control what I do to myself even if I can’t control what others do to me..."
-Suzie Larson

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"The Mask Of Fear"

"The Mask Of Fear"

"In a perfect society, we would all come out unscathed. The trials and tribulations we face would roll off our backs like a spring rain and nothing would deter us from our potential. Sadly, this is not the case and often times we are dealt a hand that has nothing to do with our decisions but the decisions of those who have gone before us. I faced such a situation at a young age and as I grew I found myself standing on the cusp of a decision. Do I allow this revelation to continue to feast on my future, or do I dig into it, removing it from my life forever? "
- M. J. Deskovic

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"From Pain to Peace: My Recovery from Addiction"

"From Pain to Peace: My Recovery from Addiction"

"I roll to my side in search of my liquor, a sense of despair looms; my bottle looks empty.  I grab the hefty 60 ounce bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin and pray that there may be just enough left for one shot. Thank God there is.  I drain every last drop of the alcohol in my mouth savouring the burn on my tongue and the brief feelings of relief that arise.  This was my daily scenario as I approached the end of my drinking career" - Ishaq Malik

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"A Nourished Life"

"A Nourished Life"

"Back then, I was paralysed by anxiety and depression, staying awake all night unable to sleep the pain was unbearable. I kept on going, if only for the sake of what my family would go through if I were gone.

Aching from the inside out, even my skin hurt. I talked myself through each step to get through the day: one foot out of bed, open the blinds, open the door, walk to the kitchen, left foot, right foot. I lied to myself, promising if I could get through the day I could fall apart at night. Instead I found distractions to stay awake to the point of exhaustion until eventually I’d pass out, waking again the next day to repeat ... " - Lana Burns

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