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Subject: Addiction can affect anyone - resources for help



A paramedic friend recently told me that she sees at least one opioid overdose - be it heroin or prescription painkillers - nearly every shift.


She said what continues to surprise her is that it’s usually not the “scary” drug user you’d expect. It’s average Americans. Parents, workers, neighbors - people who have lost themselves in addictions that are often reinforced by a mental illness.


Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can mask itself as a coping mechanism, then quickly take over your life. I’m sending along some more literature on this ubject because I think it’s truly important to create awareness. 

Symptoms of Dependency useful resources:-


Signs Of Addiction And Drug Use


Tough Truths You Should Know About Addiction, Depression


You Draw It: Just How Bad Is the Drug Overdose Epidemic?


Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains


Is Your Home An Accomplice For Your Rebellious Teen?


Are You Using Alcohol as a Crutch?


Home After Rehab: The Guide To Finding The Right Place For Recovery


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Chat (free & confidential)




Thank You

A special thank you to:

David Bean, Bryan Meloy, Liz, Pauline, Howard, Sean & all my friends at (Independence Trust) & (C.I.S)

Gwen Bridges, Helen Mcilvany, Neil Jennings, Sarah Welch, Tony Gardiner, Louise, Robyn & all at: Countywide Specialist Substance Misuse Service

Philip Trenchard, Jo Bell,
Lou, Matthew, Trudy, Ian,
Stan, Frankie, Fiona,
ETE Staff, Toni, Silvana,
ucy, Beanie
and everybody associated with The Nelson Trust

Pat Bugler, Mellisa, Val, John & the staff at Westcliff House

Dr D P Knight Rosebank Surgery
Dr Waldon Rowcroft Medical Center
Dr D Kempson Locking Hill Surgery

More special thanks to:

Nick Kelly
Phil (thrasher), Shar (misfit)
Helen (livin' life clean),
Clayton (the driver),
Sheena(the voice),
Jacky N,
Mandy M, Laura, Isis. Sam,
Anne T, 
Dean. Alicia, 
Tiffany. Darren,

Andy (west ham), 
Mark (london), Vikki, Chris,
Charlie. Ed (spurs). Jane. Jo
Karen V. Maureen. Nick
Sharon (surrey). Steph. Rick,
Steve (Tetbury), Gill (Stroud

Sam, Dave, Andy, Phil, Steve, Jackie, Dean, Nera, and Essex Girl (Westcliffe House) 2005... and many more.

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