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Tag: opioid dependence

“I Relapsed When I Got Fat.”

I relapsed when I got fat. She said this with a matter-of-fact shrug and then gave me a smirk. She was six days sober and and teetering between the underweight and normal weight charts. ¬†It was our first therapy session, and we were talking about […]

The Normie Therapist & The Addict Client

I’m not an addict. I’ve never intravenously administered¬†anything in my veins or chased any proverbial dragon or pawned something of value for desperate pocket change. I’ve never made up stories for pain medication prescriptions or dreaded a urine test for work. I don’t know what […]