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Introduction to Misti Kuykendall, Author of ‘Debunking Addiction’

Introduction to Misti Kuykendall, Author of ‘Debunking Addiction’

Misti Kuykendall, new author of "Debunking Addiction," talks about her addictions to alcohol and meth and how she wants to help other addicts. My name is Misti Kuykendall and I’m a new author on Debunking Addiction. I am a recovered alcoholic and methamphetamine (meth) addict. At the early age of 13, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For more than a decade, I used alcohol to ease my symptoms of mania and meth to ease depressive symptoms.

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Introduction to Jami DeLoe, Author of ‘Debunking Addiction’

Introduction to Jami DeLoe, Author of ‘Debunking Addiction’

Hi, I’m Jami DeLoe, and I am excited to get to write for Debunking Addiction here on HealthyPlace. I am a recovering alcoholic with a little over four years of continuous sobriety. I struggled with alcoholism for a number of years before seeking help and beginning my journey toward recovery. I am passionate about my recovery and I hope to be able to give others the hope that was so lacking for me during active addiction. 

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Setting Limits in Addiction Recovery: My Goodbye to Debunking Addiction

Setting Limits in Addiction Recovery: My Goodbye to Debunking Addiction

Learning to set limits in addiction recovery is vital for overall wellness (Applying Addiction Lessons When We Need a Hiatus). In knowing my own limitations, I have decided it is best for my addiction recovery to say goodbye as an author of Debunking Addiction

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About Becky Doyle, Author of the “Debunking Addiction” Blog

About Becky Doyle, Author of the “Debunking Addiction” Blog

Hi, my name is Becky and I’m a grateful, recovering alcoholic – and I mean that with total sincerity. My life was changed for the better when I finally put down the bottle in November of 2009. Consequently, I have been blessed with incredible friendships and a life that I never knew I wanted.

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About Kira Lesley, Author of Debunking Addiction Blog

About Kira Lesley, Author of Debunking Addiction Blog

I never saw my alcoholism coming. I grew up in a supportive, loving family and was always a bright and high-achieving child. I also had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD, an anxiety disorder) from a young age, although I didn’t know what that was for some time. In high school I was very active in my OCD and restricted eating. I didn’t have time or energy for dating or drinking. I had relatives in rural Oregon who were methamphetamine users and I vowed I would never touch that stuff – but alcohol, I figured, was innocuous. After all, I thought, everybody drinks. I had my first drink of alcohol toward the end of my freshman year of college, and it was a nightmare pretty much right out of the gate.

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About Karl Shallowhorn, Author of the Debunking Addiction Blog

About Karl Shallowhorn, Author of the Debunking Addiction Blog

I was born in Buffalo, NY and was adopted at 6 months. I had a pretty “normal” childhood. Once I got into my teens, I began to experiment with alcohol. Upon entering college, I progressed to other drugs. During my freshman year, I experienced a psychotic break. Despite this, I continued to abuse drugs. Somehow, I managed to graduate from college and was able to land my first real job.

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About Kendra Sebelius, Author of Debunking Addiction Blog

About Kendra Sebelius, Author of Debunking Addiction Blog

Hi! I am Kendra Sebelius and welcome to my addiction blog. I am a mental health advocate in recovery from numerous eating disorders, substance abuse struggles, anxiety disorders as well as self-harm. I have been sober and in recovery for several years now, and work to create awareness of co-morbidities in the mental health field.

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