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Good Girl Gone Addict
By S. K Scanlon
Sunday, December 02, 2007

Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Inspired by my days in rehab. And inspired by the woman that I am closest with, going through the same thing.

Breathe... in... breathe... out... Don't choke...
The feeling is back again. That feeling that I always get when I'm high... The feeling that I'm going to choke on my tongue.
I roll myself over onto my side, which normally isn't a laborious task, but considering my current state of mind, it felt as though every muscle in my body was clinging to the ground. Pulling for me to just remain on my back.
I remember when things weren't like this. When I was innocent. When I was sober... When I felt things as they were supposed to be felt. When I saw things through less jaded eyes...
When did the world become so fucking ugly? When did my foundation begin crumbling beneath my feet? Will I ever have the answers?
Calm down... breathe... in... breathe... out... don't you dare fucking choke.
My arm lay next to my face, and for a brief second, I caught the smell of lavender. The soap my mother used. The soap my father had bought my mother on a business trip. A reminder of them, I just did not want at a time like this.
The tears starting rolling down my cheeks.
Breathe... in... breathe... out... don't... just...
I could tell that I wasn't going to make it out of this alive. I couldn't shake this feeling. My eyes were begging for me to shut them, and never open them again. My chest was pleading for me to just make my heart cease beating. My veins were screaming that they were too deadened to push blood through them anymore.
I whispered to them "I wish I could."
I felt no fear of death.
Breathe in... hold your breath.

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Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 12/4/2007
mate -ive been there, and i know this only because you have written it so damn well....it is interesting that you begin with ´breathe in..breathe out´ and end with ´breathe in ...hold your breath´ - i get a lot, especially peace, through meditation´s breath.....and in deep breathing,so it reaches my guts, without being on anything, in the exhale i can spit, spill, release, release gently, many pains, fears, and poems! Or it can just make me feel well good and stoned,high for FREE!! BONUS:No Downer!!! and healthy :O) Powerful write, reminded me of much...take care, Nicky x
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 12/3/2007
The pain and isolation is intense. I'm glad you have someone to share your difficulties with. It helps when you feel like it is all closing in around you to have such a strong support. Be strong and safe.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/3/2007
with my grandchilds mother in her 3rd rehab in three years this is all too real and sad to me-a good and honest write
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone 12/3/2007
Some of us never get those answers and I had to make up my own when I was just a new grownup myself. I've made it far past there and survived it with passing grades finally. Liked it so much I decided to remain a lifetime student. Lady J
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 12/2/2007
Very powerful- even a bit frightening- and very real.
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 12/2/2007
Regis is right...this is a courageous write. It has impact. And impact regarding an important subject is priceless.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 12/2/2007
A scary write--a reader can feel the fear and you created an vivid picture as well. One can pull themselves out of an addiction if whatever is actually the root is released.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/2/2007
This is powerfully so real; it is very compelling. This is honest and "in your face" reality. Thank you for having the courage to share it. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 12/2/2007
I found myself holding my breath. It is a fearsome world but we make it worse by having a death wish. I awoke from this long ago. Put my feet to the floor and never looked back. Love,
Susan

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