addiction

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

The Tear
We grew up by heroin highway, or 290. I saw the stories on the news, but we were in a small suburb. It couldn't happen to anyone I knew. We had good lives, they weren't perfect, but they were good. I ...
Kaitlyn Bristal10 days ago
Fuck Heroin
My sister and I use to be so close. When she got pregnant with her oldest child I was there for her whenever she needed anything. Little did I know that ment raising her daughter. She was a teenager. ...
Alyson McGowan13 days ago
A Modest Proposal, the True Dangers of Narcotics
As a child, I watched my mother weasel her way into countless doctor offices and con them into writing her prescriptions for highly addictive painkillers and narcotics, such as Xanax, OxyContin, and H...
Chris Alexander15 days ago
Addiction Getting to the Core Issue
One major thing which people rarely take into consideration when it comes to the topic of addiction is the reason behind what caused the addiction in the first place. Instead they see the results of a...
Kierstyn West15 days ago
Heroin Freak
If you asked me six months ago if I’d ever use hard drugs, my answer would have been no way. I don’t believe in drug use, it’s for the weak minded, the weak willed. It’s for people who want to run awa...
Wilf Voss24 days ago
The New Face of Drug Addiction
America is being overtaken with a drug crisis and for once it is not illegal drugs, rather the rise in the use, and abuse of prescription painkillers. According to a recent study, 1 in 3 Americans (35...
Faye Maysa24 days ago
Let's Talk Addiction
Why are drugs banned? Have you ever really thought about that? Have you considered what would happen if drugs were legal? Portugal did. In 2001, Portugal decided to treat drugs as a societal issue rat...
Little White Pill/Little White Lie
I was 16 when I chose to use drugs as a way to escape my problems. I had a friend who had dropped out of high school and I often visited her on Saturdays. I guess she sensed that I was sad and she off...
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mollyglinski a month ago
Hunger
The hunger started when you were about 15, you went to Jack’s with a couple of mates and he passed you a zoot. You’d never even smoked a cigarette before because you were such a little mummy’s boy. Di...
Alyssa Horna month ago
Being In Recovery
The sun seems brighter these days as the colors of the earth seem much brighter. I no longer feel dead or should I say the walking dead. Currently, I am twenty-eight years old…however, I began using a...
Substituting One Drug for Another?
There is a lot of controversy and anger from recovering addicts and the community at large about the use of Suboxone and methadone with persons in active addiction. There is a real stigma in the recov...
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Chris Colemana month ago
Where the Grass is Greener
As a child I was always the good kid. I was the teacher’s pet, never misbehaved at school, homework always on time. At home I was the ideal child, I didn’t throw a fit and I always ate my vegetables. ...
Denise Gregorya month ago
A Criminal Element Continues...
In my previous blog, I touched upon how autism has affected my son and highlighted the problems we have encountered as a family regarding substance misuse, school avoidance and criminality. This blog,...
National Addictions Awareness Week 2017: Addiction Affects All of Us
I am the daughter of an alcoholic. I am not in unique company, but certainly those of us who are related to someone who struggles with addiction know for sure the baggage that comes with it. There are...
Amy Butler2 months ago
Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction… it's a huge epidemic in my state, and sadly, it's something that hit home personally for me recently. I love my boyfriend, don't get me wrong, but I found out, completely by surprise...
Kathy Lester2 months ago
You Can't Fix Someone Who Won't Fix Themselves
Over the years, I have seen this through the eyes of a little child and onward as an adult. I have watched individuals abuse alcohol, narcotics, and other types of drugs on an ongoing basis for weeks,...
Aeden Smith-Ahearn2 months ago
How Does Ibogaine Treatment Work for Addiction?
Before I found out about Ibogaine treatment, I was a massive junkie. My life was in shambles. I had stolen cash, credit cards, vehicles, and probably lifespan from my parents. Especially my parents. M...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
Apps To Help You Cope With Addiction
Addiction is one of the most brutal diseases out there, and you often don't realize how deep you're in until you hit rock bottom. Realizing you have a problem is usually the time you realize you need ...