I really started actually really writing on this blog when I was newly struggling in my treatment for rampant abuse of and addiction to my prescription painkillers, Fentanyl and Vicodin at the time of detox, along with whatever other opiate based goodie I could score. I come by the painkillers honestly enough having severe rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, but I never took them as prescribed.. I always wanted more. In March of 2013, my life was in a very bad downward spiral and I went to the crisis center feeling suicidal and ended up in detox. Since then I have been in treatment and my pain and addiction are manage by a combination of treatments including Suboxone.
Another thing that has helped me greatly is just writing about it here. Writing really got jump started when I challenged myself to do 90 posts in 90 days, (to borrow a 12 step suggestion). I never actually counted if I achieved that exactly but I know it got me writing regularly and has also introduced me to some great people here on WordPress along the way. I probably won’t do another long term commitment challenge like that again, maybe a 7 in 7 or something, but I write often, and I do my best to respond to any readers.
So come along, read about my crazy dysfunctional behavior as a dual diagnosis addict/mental patient who also happens to have severe physical limitations and a husband and 2 children ages, 19 and 9. Peek in at my daily life! Feel better about your own brand of crazy!