Taking a different view of procrastination

2018-01-22

Procrastination

We procrastinate about things that do not provide immediate gratification   Procrastination (from the latin pro, meaning ”forward”, and crastinus, meaning ”belonging to tomorrow”) is the tendency to habitually put off doing something. Procrastinators postpone doing things either because they feel unable or unwilling to do them; this is especially true when the thing to… Read more »

10 Warning Signs That Your Adolescent May Be Doing Drugs

2018-01-11

10 signes que votre adolescent consomme de la drogue

Adolescence is a time of life when teenagers seek independence and when they want more than ever to be accepted by their peers (Read I Took Drugs to Fit In) . While this is perfectly normal, as parents, we often wonder what types of behaviours we need to question as possible indicators that our child… Read more »

I Did Drugs To Be Loved

2017-12-22

I did drugs to be loved

Before Portage (How I started taking drugs/alcohol and why) I started using drugs because I thought it made me more valuable to other people. When I didn’t use, I was lonely and had no friends. I had no self-confidence and I kept to myself. A few people in my childhood hurt me deeply by intimidating… Read more »

Being a Role Model for My Children

2017-12-22

Being a role model for my children

Before Portage (How I started taking drugs/alcohol and why) When I was only 13, I started using drugs in the bars I was going to, first as a client, then as an employee. I would drink a lot of alcohol (starting in the morning and continuing well into the night) and take speed. That lasted… Read more »

I Was Brought Up With Drugs

2017-12-20

J’ai été élevé dans la drogue

Before Portage (How I started taking drugs/alcohol and why) I was brought up with drugs, violence, manipulation and lying for as long as I can remember. When I was 11 or 12, I started using with my best friend and his mom. I would take pills or weed from my mom. She, her boyfriend and… Read more »

I Took Drugs to Fit In

2017-12-7

J’ai pris des drogues pour m’intégrer

Before Portage (How I started taking drugs/alcohol and why) I started taking drugs and alcohol at the age of twelve. I had just moved from a small town in the eastern townships to what I considered to be a big city. It was a difficult move for me at that time in my life. I… Read more »

How Marijuana Destroyed Me

2017-11-21

Marijuana Destroyed Me

Before Portage (How I started taking drugs / alcohol and why) I took my first puff of marijuana in October 2014. I did that to get back at my ex and prove him something (to this day, I remain uncertain as to what I was trying to prove). I took my next hit during Christmas… Read more »

From Jail to Sobriety

2017-11-21

From Jail to Sobriety

Before Portage (How I started taking drugs / alcohol and why) Before Portage, my life was crazy. I was constantly in and out of jail; I had a horrible relationship with my grandmother. I think I was suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was always high or drunk and had no self-respect…. Read more »