addiction

The realities of addition; the truth about living under, above and beyond the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Alana Redmond8 days ago
New Study: Substance Abuse High Among Healthcare Professionals
It may come as a shock to know that doctors and nurses account for one of the highest rates of addictions in the workforce. A recent study done by Philadelphia Law Firm, Anapol Weiss, analyzed data fr...
William H.11 days ago
The Choice(?)
My Personal Encounters with Addiction
Patricia Sarkar13 days ago
Understanding Addiction in All Its Forms
When the topic of addiction crops up, we know what everybody’s thinking—gambling, drugs, alcohol—all those things that are typically considered as “bad” on a large scale by society. What we do not dis...
Sad Boy18 days ago
Drug Addiction on Teenagers
ad·dic·tion /əˈdikSH(ə)n/ noun the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Hi, I'm 16-years-old. I'm a freshman in college, I graduated high school 2 years e...
Chris(Sandy) P21 days ago
Addiction: The Straight Facts
There's a really big problem in the world today, bigger than addiction. Can anyone guess what that problem might actually be? It's how people who suffer from addiction are treated by others who aren’t...
Taylor Koploffa month ago
Product Review: That Little Pink Pill
My life coach gave me a simple writing task a few weeks ago. I was asked to write about a product I use every single day, or a product I absolutely rave about. Being a girl who likes to take care of h...
Rayelle McKowna month ago
The Thing People Often Forget About Addicts
I was 15 years old when I learned my brother was an addict. I knew before he did, even though at that point he had already been struggling for a few years. I was hanging out with my boyfriend. We got ...
Jon McGuigana month ago
Love Is All You Need
If you’re a little bit like me, you’ve gotten used to smoking weed with your friends. If you’re quite a bit like me, you and your friends have already moved on to harder stuff like cocaine or MDMA. Yo...
Michael Thielmann2 months ago
Addiction & Subtraction:
I wanted to follow up my recent article on substances with this piece, as I feel we need a constant stream of insight and practical solutions in the area of addiction and mental health. When we think ...
Cameron Dominguez2 months ago
Pills (Part 1)
Adam crossed the street to walk in the sun so he could avoid the bitter afternoon chill. He bundled into his jacket and reluctantly picked up the pace, eager to escape the cold but dreading the destin...
Love Lee2 months ago
Life After All
I've never done a drug in my life. I never even took a sip of alcohol until I was eighteen. I didn't go to parties in high school. I didn't have parties in high school. I went to pop concerts. I read ...
Amanda Batson2 months ago
Monsters in the Closet: How Drug Addiction Took Over My Life
I was the girl no one ever expected. The tiny, nerdy girl who always smiled and laughed but always kept to herself. I didn't go out. I didn't party. I didn't do normal teenage-get-into-trouble things....
Angelica Friedrich2 months ago
What 2-1/2 Years of Sobriety Taught Me About ‘The Good Life’...
October 22, 2015. It’s the day I was arrested and my entire life as I knew it changed. I was screaming inside as the police officer slapped the handcuffs on me and threw me in the back of his patrol c...
Tim Leung2 months ago
That's Some Good Game, Boy
That's some good game boy... I've been dreaming of getting some games for a while Everyone told me to not get them. Supposedly, they'd rot my brain, waste my time. It creates unproductive people. I he...
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My loved ones would always tell me “Make sure you’re always sweet to everyone, you never know if that’s the last time you'll see them or not.” That quote shook me, so I always tried my best to be kind...
Andy Reed2 months ago
Manic: The Life of the Party
It happened again. It couldn’t have been just the Ambien abuse, or the blow or the underage drinking, etc. Maybe chalk it up to a sleep disorder — but then again, who doesn’t have an issue between the...
Maura Dudas2 months ago
Video Game Addiction or Parental Neglect?
I'm not usually informed about whatever goes on in this world by the early morning British television but watching BBC Breakfast has presented me with this gem. The WHO has acknowledged gaming addicti...
Douglas Pettaway2 months ago
New Way of Life Ministries
I would like to write some about the on going problem of drug and alcohol addiction in this county. Here in North Carolina and in many other states, there is a addiction epidemic that is way out of co...