There isn’t a heroin epidemic. Heroin isn’t the problem. It’s been around for a long time – healing sadness, addicting the brain, causing shitty withdrawal symptoms, shutting down the body, and making pain go away in the body and the mind. Heroin sits in a bag on a coffee table. It’s the mind that shoots it up. Continue reading “Heroin addiction is a thinking problem, a thinking epidemic. I needed to feel safe enough to think sober might work.”
Author: Micaela Malo
Micaela is a woman in long term 12 step recovery in Boston, Mass who got sober in January of 2005. She began her recovery on Cape Cod after abusing alcohol and drugs for 15 years in Boston and New York City. She travels to guess speak across the Northeast to others in recovery, high schools, rehabs, halfway houses, jails, Learn to Cope meetings for parents (relatives) and partners of drug addicts, and through one on one peer support. Seeking a path to change the "thinking" of addiction she is part of the Dharma Punx and Against The Stream buddhist meditation community in Boston, Worcester and New York City. She also has attended Refuge Recovery meetings which offer recovery through practicing the eight fold path of Buddhism which supplements her work with the 12 steps. She passes on much of her spiritual learning with others especially lending help to those that are non-theist seeking to work the 12 steps. Micaela continues to offer her life to spread the word that recovery is possible and continues to find ways to grow and to be of service.