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Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: Can coffee aggravate PTSD? by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 07:48 PM

I have read where stimulants can aggravate PTSD. I am still coffee free and had turned to green tea but now if I have three cups a week it is a lot. I have not been troubled as in the past with the nightmares and flashbacks. Is it the lack of coff
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Jump to new posts Re: Drugs as Suicide Alternative by Nothing Man @ Yesterday at 07:07 PM

Hi Still. Great post and great question. I started with alcohol at age 16 and when I got started, I really got started. I never drank socially, I drank to get drunk. In college I experimented with pot and really liked it but quit using it when my
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: Can coffee aggravate PTSD? by Brian Leggiere @ Yesterday at 06:33 PM

Its HALT- hungry, angry, lonely, tired.
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Jump to new posts Don't know what to think by OCN @ Yesterday at 02:55 PM

For the first time after the abuse came out, i decided to stay away from my brother (one time abuser). He was here in town today and my father told me he probably wanted to visit me, but i didn't feel like it - especially because of the rage and ange
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Jump to new posts Re: Drugs as Suicide Alternative by Magellan @ Yesterday at 01:22 PM

I can so relate to this post, Still. Thank you for saying it. I came to understand that my using kept me alive. I was so psychologically messed up by my childhood experiences, that I knew I was totally screwed up by the time I was 11 years old. Thou
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Jump to new posts 7 Dwarfs Mine Train on-ride video by Obi @ Yesterday at 01:14 PM

Our on-ride video of the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train ride that my wife and I rode during our honeymoon last week. if you look closely you can see us in the 4th car back seat.
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Jump to new posts Re: So this is me by Luther @ Yesterday at 12:58 PM

Thanks, all of you, for the welcoming words and for sharing. I don't know how often I'll post here... seems like I need to review every potential post in my head for days beforehand. Slows down the process :-) I didn't mention, I have seen a few d
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Jump to new posts Re: Drugs as Suicide Alternative by lostc @ Yesterday at 12:45 PM

I never chronically abused any illegal drugs, but abused over the counter painkillers mixed with alcohol briefly, as no medication ever helped for my chronic severe social anxiety and I just wanted to numb it. At that time I never thought of suicide
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Under aged sexual exploitation or art by Still @ Yesterday at 12:07 PM

Originally Posted By: ShortedDiode a book called "Show Me" that he said had been banned by Ontario's censor. It was a volume of black and white photographs of very young kids in the nude. Was it fine art photography or pornography? Th
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Am I the only one......? by newground @ Yesterday at 11:58 AM

Have I accepted His love? Not completely. I've vented at Him lately telling Him my honest beliefs. Made me cry. Lots today. I know that feeling so well man. I know...I believe that God loves me. do I accept that love? I think what don said has som
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Jump to new posts Re: Under aged sexual exploitation or art by tbkkfile @ Yesterday at 11:49 AM

I understand controversial but even controversy has boundary's surely, with freedom comes responsibility someone once said. It seems that intent is something that alot of guys have mentioned in their posts but intent from the artist or intent from t
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Jump to new posts Re: Under aged sexual exploitation or art by ShortedDiode @ Yesterday at 11:37 AM

I've struggled with this question since I was in high school when my second abuser got out a book called "Show Me" that he said had been banned by Ontario's censor. It was a volume of black and white photographs of very young kids in the n
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Jump to new posts Re: Drugs as Suicide Alternative by Still @ Yesterday at 11:20 AM

Originally Posted By: KMCINVAI would never encourage anyone to view substance abuse as an alternative to suicide, I would encourage them to seek help and acknowledge the trauma. Very good point KMC! So I'll attempt to refine, rather than back-ste
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Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 11:09 AM

Great to hear. I guess your mother needs time to open up. I admire her, at her age, to face the past is difficult. She is trying and like everyone, she will have slips. She opened up to you why everyone needed to lie about what happened with your f
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Jump to new posts Re: Therapy -- Does/did it "work" for you? by dark empathy @ Yesterday at 09:58 AM

Well I've had both good and bad experiences. I do not have the money to go private and did not feel my parents should be paying, so went to the university counselling service in 2008. There I saw several people, but to be honest they didn't know wh
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