The Daily Eastern News

‘Using dreams’ are the worst nightmares

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

February 20, 2020

One of the hardest things for any recovering addict is having to deal with using dreams. For any of you who do not know what using dreams are, it is pretty simple. A using dream is when you dream that you are using a substance, whether that be a substance like cocaine, or a substance such as alcohol...

Coping with addiction on a daily basis

Andrew Paisley, Columnist

April 10, 2019

Throughout my recovery, I have learned so much about how to handle it, and I know there is so much more I still have left to learn. Each day, we as addicts battle this disease of addiction, and sometimes we have to take it one day at a time. Other times, we may have to take it one hour at a time. There...

You will find love; be patient

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

April 7, 2019

In the last month, I have met someone. Now, I have not always had the best experiences when it comes to relationships, so of course I am very weary of relationships in general. This person came out of the blue, and he has so far proved himself to be the person I have always dreamed of meeting. He ...

Get rid of unnecessary ‘clutter’

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 31, 2019

Sometimes in life you have to really evaluate what is important and what is not. I have had to do this a lot lately, and it includes determining whether or not certain people should be a part of my life. There are people in life who want to see you fail and thrive in knowing that your life is completely un...

Addiction can’t be dealt with alone; try to seek help

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2019

One thing we always hear in recovery in the 12 steps is that the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that you are powerless over addiction. Believe it or not, a lot of people have trouble accepting this. They think that they control whether or not they stay clean and sober, believing they...

Mistakes happen; just move on and learn

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2019

We are all humans, which means we all are capable of making mistakes. Unfortunately, I made a big mistake this weekend. After being in recovery for almost four months, I had a minor slip up this past Saturday. Even though it was minor, it was still enough to put me back at day one of recovery. When I realized w...

Safety group supporting students in recovery

Photo illustration by Jordan Boyer: The newly-formed Collegiate Recovery Student Association is a student-led group where students can share their experiences recovering from addiction. According to collegiate recovery coordinator Emily Won, it is helpful to have support because addiction is so powerful.

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 20, 2019

The Collegiate Recovery Student Association (CRSA), a new student-led organization on campus, provides a safe space for students to talk addiction and recovery. Collegiate recovery coordinator Emily Won said she describes the CRSA as a “safety group” on campus where students can talk about their ex...

President Glassman to deliver university address

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

August 31, 2016

In his State of the University Address, Eastern President David Glassman will tackle questions and outline plans for the university’s recovery as well as the steps the administration will take to move forward over the next four years. Glassman will touch upon on subjects that affect the everyday...

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