addiction

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

Amy Sanginario2 days ago
To Breathe Again: Part I
Losing Control “I fell in love with a very bad habit But I feel alive for the very first time I don't wanna die But I don't, I don't wanna hide Or keep shit inside I will not cry, so I deal how I deal...
Ann King7 days ago
Disconnecting From Your Alcoholic Spouse
Living day to day with an alcoholic is extremely hard on the family. The family often, in the beginning, pulls together to offer the alcoholic help in becoming sober. However, speaking from years of e...
Richard L7 days ago
10 Super Secret Facts About Being Addicted
My name is Richard Jones and this is my story! When I was “out there” in active addiction, I was only vaguely aware of what addiction was. My job exposed me to the mental health world as I worked in h...
4 Treatments for Addiction
Addiction has greater effects than you might think. Not only does it impact your overall health and wellbeing, but it can also affect your family and friends, your financial status, and your job secur...
Joseph Willson12 days ago
Circumstance
Step into my world for a moment will you. Living in a place that for all intents and purposes I do not wish to be, yet because of "circumstance," I remain. I arrived in this godforsaken place two year...
Joseph Willson12 days ago
Life
Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do? Have you ever awoken in the morning and asked yourself, "What really is the point of my continued existence on this planet?" I don't mean to t...
Amelia Grant13 days ago
7 Signs that You Have an Addictive Personality
Why does one person regularly drink, play games, or have other bad habits all their life but remains moderate, while the other can become addicted even to food? The ability to maintain balance and not...
Life Sucked...
Where to start? The beginning? What beginning? When did it begin... At the moment I have so much to say, but have no idea here to start or what to start with... I believe I have what people call "an a...
Katie Burke17 days ago
Drunk
This woman captured here has been drunkenly molded into place through the suffering of active addiction over the course of fifteen years. This joy captured here, on this woman, has been soberly unlock...
Samanta Woods19 days ago
Addiction
Addiction is a great, compulsive, and uncontrollable interest in a thing or action, or a strong desire to have something. Other sources defined it as an enslavement to a behavior, practice, or action ...
Choosing Sobriety
Drugs and alcohol are just chemicals; they don’t have thoughts, feelings, or desires. Yet they can control what we think and want all too easily. Addictive substances are capable of warping our minds ...
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Anita Powella month ago
Do I Have A Crowdfunding Addiction
I am beginning to think I have a crowdfunding addiction because I can’t seem to pass up new products on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This morning, I wanted to see what the dictionary description of comp...
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Patrick Baileya month ago
Using Art to Cope with Substance Abuse and Depression
After three years of addiction, I found myself battling with temptations once again. My wife and I were having problems with our marriage. Although she was there during my darkest days, I never realiz...
Clarisse Guevarra2 months ago
Carry On
Pitch Pine High School Alumnus Alex Davao carried a lucky shirt from a thrift store down on San Bernardino Road. It was not a special shirt, but Alex Davao liked to believe it was, so he wrote his nam...
William Marks2 months ago
Living as an Addict
Everyone is addicted to something. Some addictions are relatively harmless, and some are excessively destructive. Any addiction into excess becomes destructive. An addiction to chocolate is harmless u...
Darc Stanton2 months ago
My Choice of Disease
I remember the first time I used a drug for something other than it was intended for. I was 15 and I was at home waiting on two of my friends to come over to talk to me about something I had done to u...
Chy Garrick2 months ago
How Fitness Saved My Life
I’ve always felt different. I’m not talking three arms, or four nipples type different… just different. For pretty much the entirety of my life, I had this ridiculous underbite that people made fun of...
Raurie Fanning2 months ago
Cocaine Was the Answer to All My Problems
I didn't realise how mentally unwell I was until I stopped using cocaine. I still remember the first time I took it. With my friend in my house getting ready for a night out. "Am I going to die?" I as...