Living with addiction

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Addiction is hard for all people involved. The person(s) with the addiction find that it is easier to suppress the pain rather than deal with what is bothering them head on.

The clinical definition for addiction is: Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.

Just because they’re not breaking things at home or ending up dead in the streets they think that no damage is being done, WRONG!  The people around them are being harmed by their words, actions, and behavior.  What are we supposed to do? How can we help?


When a person has an addiction, and they stop taking the substance or engaging in the behavior, they may experience certain symptoms.

These symptoms include:

  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • tremors and shaking
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • a loss of appetite

If a person has regularly used alcohol or benzodiazepines, and they stop suddenly or without medical supervision, withdrawal can be fatal.




The Laughing Kookaburra is instantly recognisable in both plumage and voice. It is generally off-white below, faintly barred with dark brown, and brown on the back and wings. The tail is more rufous, broadly barred with black. There is a conspicuous dark brown eye-stripe through the face. It is one of the larger members of the kingfisher family.

Similar species:

Identification may only be confused where the Laughing Kookaburra’s range overlaps that of the Blue-winged KookaburraDacelo leachii, in eastern Queensland. The call of the Blue-winged Kookaburra is coarser than that of the Laughing Kookaburra, and ends somewhat abruptly. The Blue-winged Kookaburra lacks the brown eye-stripe, has a blue tail and a large amount of blue in the wing, and has a pale eye.

Where does it live?


Laughing Kookaburras are found throughout eastern Australia. They have been introduced to Tasmania, the extreme south-west of Western Australia, and New Zealand. Replaced by the Blue-winged Kookaburra in central northern and north-western Australia, with some overlap in Queensland, although this species is more coastal.


The Laughing Kookaburra inhabits most areas where there are suitable trees.

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Hello, my name is Rosemarie and after retiring from Verizon, I decided to re-invent myself, so I took up photography.  My father was an artist and I realized that I could also be creative but behind the lens of a camera.  I started off small with a simple digital camera and begin to read up on different aspects of photography and found that I enjoyed taking pictures of people, places, and things.  I truly enjoy working with outdoor subjects and with green screen.  Green screen gives me the option of using many different backgrounds.  I hope you enjoy looking at my photos as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

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