May 01

Lost: The Trail from Sexual Abuse to Addiction

It takes courage to reach out for help. Treatment extends further than a rehabilitation facility and may span from weeks to years. Substance addicts with a history of sexual abuse, however, have a more specific set of needs that will be addressed in treatment. There are countless therapy and family groups available so victims of sexual abuse and struggling addicts don’t feel alone in their recovery.

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Apr 25

I will prevail

You
Rapist, offender, criminal
You stole my soul and my will to live that night

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Apr 25

WYR Welcomes Blogger Samantha McCoy!

I am delighted to welcome Samantha McCoy to the WYR team!

Samantha’s story is one that is I am learning is increasingly common: she was assaulted by a police officer. As this receives more coverage in the media, we also start to receive more stories posted to WYR.

Samantha told me, “I literally thought I was one of the …

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Mar 19

The Last 5 Percent

I like to think I’m 95% recovered from PTSD.

At my worst, I was afraid to leave my house. It took pep talks and bribery to get me out the door, even to go to the grocery store. Panic attacks happened almost daily, and my resting heart rate was around 100 BPM.

Now, I can …

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Feb 15

Ten Years On. Taking Action.

Ten years has gone by and I can remember the assault like it was yesterday. There was a time in the ten years that passed that it was easier to dwell on the event, let it consume me and let it all take over my life. It was easy to do that and I let …

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