My musings about whether or not to disclose my diagnosis at work.
A story about Clay and his colours; and learning what it’s like to have your reality changed by medication.
How I cope with bipolar symptoms and my own trauma while working in mental health and child protection.
Struggling with the reality of being sober and my first relapse.
From being misunderstood and underestimated to being judged and bullied.
How codeine came to be my best friend and why I am grieving its loss.
Day One of my recovery journey and where my love for drugs began.
Getting a diagnosis, a degree and getting back on track.
What it’s like to be addicted to codeine and the terror of facing forced abstinence.
The scary incident that made me seek help and finally get a diagnosis.