Why do people become addicted to medications?

Why do people become addicted to medications?

Most people who drink alcohol and use other over the counter or prescription drugs, such as pain killers, do so infrequently and/or at levels that do not pose a danger to themselves or others.  Although in the case of prescription medicine or over the counter medicine, there are always instructions for the novice user such as how best to use, when not to use the drug and signs to look out for that might indicate an acute problem

Family milestones and grief

Family milestones and grief

Recently we celebrated a family milestone, the baby shower for my youngest daughter.  She is due to give birth late July and is really showing now.  Her mothering qualities are really coming to the fore and I can tell that she is going to be a lovely young mummy…

Family and trying to live life after death

Family and trying to live life after death

None of us can believe that we are almost at the 9 month mark of your passing. This is just surreal. I thought of you throughout Jude’s basketball game today – you would have been so proud! He plays so well, just like you, really sporty, nothing is too hard for him, just a natural at sport as you were…

My birthday

My birthday

Today is my 51st birthday and the first birthday that I have to spend without my Adam.

It is awful.  I miss him terribly, desperately.

These ‘first time’ events seem to be coming hard and fast…

Grief for our children

Grief for our children

It is harrowing, reading about the pain of other mothers.  It does not in any way give me comfort knowing that I am not alone on this grief journey…..Yes, it’s unbearable pain…

But I am hiding it.

Hiding it for Adam and hiding it for his brothers and sisters.

I smile for Adam.  His life was worth a smile.