Teenage angst, drugs, and death

This is a little diddy I wrote exactly 9 years ago today that I found a few weeks ago. It’s from when I was about 20 so it’s kind of rough around the edges. So many thoughts are brought up after re-reading it after so many years. The change I promised I would make in … Continue reading Teenage angst, drugs, and death

The process of living with an offender on electronic monitoring and house arrest

Much has been said on electronic monitors and those who are required to wear them. Basically, they’re used for different offender populations for different reasons with differing goals depending on what type of monitor the person is even wearing. Sounds simple, right? (For a more extensive look at this, visit my other posts on electronic … Continue reading The process of living with an offender on electronic monitoring and house arrest

I’m done this time, seriously!… fuck this, I’m not a quitter: Quitting smoking

This is probably the hundredth time I’ve tried to quit smoking cigarettes. I am taking a different approach this time, however, as I am using Nicotine patches. As I begin day four today cigarette free, I can already feel my sense of taste and smell coming back little by little. And though I’m still getting … Continue reading I’m done this time, seriously!… fuck this, I’m not a quitter: Quitting smoking

Opiates and Suicide: The opioid epidemic, part 4

Drug use is a factor for various types of internalizing (depression, anxiety, self-doubt, not feeling accepted) and externalizing behaviors (acting out, aggression, criminal behavior). Individuals with substance use disorders, with a history of prior violence, are more likely to report suicidal ideation and single or multiple suicide attempts than individuals without a history of prior … Continue reading Opiates and Suicide: The opioid epidemic, part 4