Category Archives: Alcoholism

  • Pushing Through Our Triggers
    Thursday, June 13th, 2019

    Pushing Through Our Triggers

      For some people it’s the actual sight or smell of their drugs of choice (alcohol, marijuana, heroin), for others, it’s their family members or certain friends and/or acquaintances,...
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  • Giving Hope
    Monday, June 10th, 2019

    Giving Hope

    Recently, a Pasadena native was admitted to her nearest hospital for a heart attack. The woman, a middle-aged crack cocaine addict was released later that night with prescriptions to...
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  • The Forever Stamp of My Recovery
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

    The Forever Stamp of My Recovery

         I arrived at Pax House, a drug recovery center in Pasadena, California knowing that my future was uncertain. I had absolutely no idea about how I was...
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  • Facing the Consequences
    Monday, June 3rd, 2019

    Facing the Consequences

    Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee a Pax IOP alumnus, whom we’ll call John Doe for the sake of anonymity, grew up in an affluent family. In high school,...
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  • Alcohol is a Drug… Period.
    Friday, April 5th, 2019

    Alcohol is a Drug… Period.

    “Thinking of alcohol as different from other drugs has caused a great many addicts to relapse. Many of us viewed alcohol separately, but we cannot afford to be confused...
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