Eventually she stopped using the pills but kept getting the prescriptions, which she resold to pay for heroin, which made her feel the same way but more quickly and for less money. There, at an all-male rehabilitation facility, Cassie accepted for the first time that she was transgender. She accepted that self-diagnosis until it proved nearly fatal years later.
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Cassie had made progress in understanding her gender identity, and moved to Detroit where she worked a corporate job and did adult film work, made good money and traveled frequently. She stopped using opioids until another injury sent her back to the drugs that had made her feel so good years earlier. Hooked on drugs again, Cassie became suicidal. She decided to return to the same all-male treatment center she had been to before, but this time she would go back identifying as a woman.
Cassie returned to the facility because she knew and trusted the staff and was pleased with her previous rehabilitation experience, but she was worried about encountering people who had known her before. That fear proved unfounded. The center had expanded its services for people who complete the residential treatment program, so Cassie was able to live in a sober living house. Rachel, 24, said she had everything she needed growing up. Her parents were loving and her home was safe, but she was anxious in her small town.
At 13, she began drinking and smoking marijuana with a group of friends she had known since they were children. Some of those friends are dead now, others are using harder drugs or are in prison. Only Rachel and one other are sober.
Recovery was not a straightforward path for Rachel. She had been introduced at age 15 to OxyContin, which she used recreationally until graduating from high school. Her parents sent her to a day rehabilitation program in the spring of , and she stayed clean for six months with the help of suboxone, an opioid treatment that weans people off stronger opioids.
She met with a doctor in Minnesota, which she said marked the first time she really understood what addiction was and how it was affecting her life.
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The doctor put Rachel back on suboxone, which she said was essential to her recovery. And she thought these treatments would cure her — a common misunderstanding of how addiction works. She was still stumbling through treatment, turning back to drugs — including occasional opiates — until she was sent to jail after repeated encounters with law enforcement.
The comics were hilarious, and oh so relatable! Whether it's a good thing or not that they're relatable, I don't know. It definitely says a lot about me. The only thing that the book could have done better is that I wish it had some sort of adults only, or inappropriate content inside label. Otherwise, I thought it was amazing. I recommend this collection of comics to adults with F. Facebook Addiction Disorder. Jan 26, DubaiReader rated it it was ok Shelves: netgalley , short-story.
Oh dear, what to write about a humorous book that only made me crack a smile once? This is a rather facetious book about the Facebook phenomenon and its effects on our lives and those of our friends and family. It starts with an introduction that most purchasers will probably, wisely, skip. Followed by a series of 50 cartoons, all begining with the line "You know you're a Facebook addict when I asked my family to also read this for me, I was afraid I was missing the point.
But no, they were not amused either. This may well sell as a stocking filler, bought by people who don't have the time to flick through it but attracted by the title, but if I received it I would be very disappointed by the content. My apologies to the author and publishers but this was a big thumbs down for me. View 1 comment. Mar 01, Suzy Wilson rated it liked it Shelves: information , self-help , funny , parody , first-world-problems. Designed, in the manner of French For Cats as a light-hearted, humorous gift suggestion for the friend or family member who has it all, this little book presents us a funny little collection of epigrams and illustrations providing commentary on the social utility, FaceBook - and it's addictive properties.
An entertaining look at one of the plague of First World Problems, in a handy, glossy format. For those who have experienced and survived - or vicariously monitored with others - such an addiction, the book will strike comic recognition moments. Some of the points have been made elsewhere, sometimes better, other times not so well. The book also contains some handy suggestions on how to overcome such an addiction. Fun and cute and holds its own in its genre.
Aug 14, John rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: anyone on the Facebook site.
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Shelves: humor , facebook. OK, I'll admit it: I am a Facebook addict. I'm a fixated Facebook follower, someone one with a couple special Facebook browser tabs on my computer. Like others, I'm one of those who gets email alerts when someone comments on one of the items that I'm following, a totally shameless Facebook addict. That's my admission, but enough about me.
The perfect detox for Facebook addicts The Facebook social media site has over a billion users, and has been frequently the subject of many news articles, some interesting and others complete prattle. But there is a humorous side to Facebook and veneration many have for it.
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It does seem to bring out some bizarre and somewhat obsessive behavior among people there at times, and author Adams does illustrate "our Facebook adoration or is that addiction? For some this may seem quite familiar, including to this reader. In fact, while writing this review I've opened my Facebook browser tab a number of times, checking favorite photo gear pages, local happenings, reading messages, and responding to comments on posted items.
Addictive, maybe so, but I do know when to unplug at times as suggested by the author. This is a very witty book, and some of the cartoons within are outright hilarious. It's a fast and funny read at all of pages, and the topics all hit home It's not preachy, and author Adams uses well-crafted humor to get the points of this 'digital detox' across to the reader.
On a mildly cautionary note, if one has younger children around, it might be advisable to not leave this one out on the coffee table. These are far less gamy than some that appear on the Facebook pages themselves, perhaps posted by your 'friends' there. You've been warned; enough said. The Facebook Diet is a good one, offering plenty of laughs for those who frequent the social networking site for more than an hour a day.
This is a title that is excellent as a gift for anyone who constantly access the social networking site. And for close friends who read this review and are Facebook obsessive, consider this to be a spoiler as to what your next birthday present may be. You know who you are. This one is the perfect detox for Facebook addicts of all types.
Author Gemini Adams Apr 04, Jillyn rated it did not like it Shelves: blog. This is one of those rare times where I feel like I read an entirely different book than everyone else. I didn't find it funny at all. It's not that I didn't get where the humor was supposed to be, I got it. It just wasn't funny. The first half of the book is completions to the sentence "You might be addicted to Facebook if First of all, I didn't care for the illustrations.
I thought they were pretty badly done. Plus, it This is one of those rare times where I feel like I read an entirely different book than everyone else. Plus, it was unnecessarily crass more than once. Regular readers of my reviews know I'm no prude: I read quite a lot of erotica and the like.
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So it's not an "I'm offended" thing. But there were two drawings of female nudity that didn't add anything- it wasn't funny. There's also a toilet with stink lines. This book is already a few years old, and it shows. There's a few "jokes" about poking Do people still poke? That was a thing when Facebook first got popular but I honestly forgot that was even a feature. Some of them weren't even worth a smile. Such as, the guy with a gun to his head at his birthday party because he didn't get enough birthday wishes on his wall.
See the above note about being dated- it's a timeline, not a wall. There's one about needing therapy after reading about perfect friends- that's an actual study being done, because that shit actually DOES lead to depression. Some of them just aren't accurate, in addition to not being funny. Wrist strain, for example, is not Facebook-specific.