The Myth of the Gateway Drug

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 4-2-2021 “You don’t tame an addict by forcing them into sobriety. You tame them when you can help them find the proper medicine to treat their underlying wounds.” -EaE           As people read this blog and get to know me through social media, they would never guess who I was asContinue reading “The Myth of the Gateway Drug”

Chasing Highs & Lows

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 08-21-2020 “The one thing that saved me and gave me hope for many years, is also what’s slowly destroying my body and mind. And now, I am forever torn.” -EaE      What’s your poison? Have you figured it out yet? Do you still believe drugs are only injected into the bodyContinue reading “Chasing Highs & Lows”

Silencing the World

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 7-30-2020     I used to sit and/ or walk in silence for hours and hours, literally. As a millennial born in 1989, I still remember this: no smart screens. No easy internet access, as it wasn’t allowed in my household. The ‘special’ computer with dial up internet access was locked inContinue reading “Silencing the World”

Getting Rich is the “Cure”

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-19-2020 “It could have killed me, and it would have been okay, because in that moment I lived for me. In that moment, I felt a deep and terrifying passion. There is no place I would rather be… than in that moment. So, shoot me, and kill me, and let myContinue reading “Getting Rich is the “Cure””