Decisions Leading Up to My HIV Infection (Posted: August 2012)
"A brief conversation about the poor decisions leading up to my HIV infection. I tell my story so that hopefully others will listen and learn."
Opioid Dependency: What's It Got to Do With HIV? A Blog Entry by Dave R. (February 1, 2013)
"I have a history of being open to temptation and may have a 'suggestible' personality. Perversely, that knowledge helped me stop smoking, drinking and certainly helped when coming off Oxycontin. Knowing that you are susceptible to mild addictive behaviour may keep that thought in the back of your mind when dealing with opioids."
Pain, Drugs and the Risks of Self-Medication (February 14, 2012)
"I share this experience to convey that I understand the disabling effects of severe pain and our complicated relationship with the medications that control it. We may need these drugs at times, but they can quickly and all too easily create other significant problems."
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