addiction

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

Fellow Knee2 months ago
Life of an Addict (Pt. 2)
Hearing the Doctor tell me that I had shattered my L1 vertebrae and was paralyzed from the waist down was an indescribable feeling. You think I would have been crushed, numbed or brought to the though...
Arielle J2 months ago
The Beginning
Being awoken by police banging on the door at 6 AM when you’ve been hiding for a month is surreal. In that moment I knew shit was about to change. My 3-year-old is freaking out as they cuff her dad ri...
Not If but When Your Kid Is Offered Drugs
"You girls be careful! What are you two up to tonight, anyway?" Me: "We are going to sell drugs, mom." My mom laughed and playfully said, "Yeah, ok well, then for sure you two be careful out there." M...
Monica Hill3 months ago
Living in Honor of S.H.A.Y.E
A mother's story of living life on purpose after a great loss.
Kelly Sapien3 months ago
Vengeance at the Bottom of a Bottle
The dirt smeared mirror doesn’t give much of a reflection, but it is enough for me to see my ruined appearance. My mangled hair, split bottom lip, the dark purple goose egg that has started to sprout ...
Sarah Clark3 months ago
Sober Date: January 2014
Hello World! My name is Sarah. And this... is MY story. At the age of sixteen I was getting high on a daily basis. It got so bad it couldn’t be hidden anymore. Teachers, classmates, principals and eve...
Julia L3 months ago
Only the Good Die Young
It's a life altering experience. You find out the news and it's as if your whole reality somehow becomes altered. You're brain starts to turn off, I think this is your body's natural way of trying to ...
Kels Finex3 months ago
Unbecoming The First Teacher
My icy fade. The window is black. The star's light gaze is to save me from the pain of going insane in aloneness. No level of awokeness can restore me to eternal bliss amidst the suffering and the pli...
Drug of Choice
I remember very vividly the last time I did coke. I also remember how in my youth, I swore I’d never touch the hard stuff. How could I have known that the day I was pressured into it would also be the...
Grayson Articles3 months ago
The Short Walk Home
Walking the short journey from the bus stop to my house for the millionth time, I become suddenly drawn into the characters that I encounter on this short trip, little more than a minute from stepping...
Arlee Maxwell3 months ago
Secret Alcoholic
Life is no doubt hard, troubling, stressful, and down right hard. Not everyone has an addiction they turn to when trying to cope with past or current events going on around us, but for some a trip to ...
BN
Brendon N.3 months ago
Breaking the Hold You Had on Me
It was 2017 and at the time, I thought I was just like everyone else. Working to get ahead, just serving tables full time until something new came along or until I found my career path. Then, I was re...
David Wyld3 months ago
The Power of Addiction...and a Message of Hope
Addiction is such an important topic today. And yet, all too often, we see addiction as a problem dealt with by others—and not our own problem. However, the stark reality is that today, the sad number...
Kathy Roadman3 months ago
Addiction, and the Paramedic
Addiction is taking its toll. There have been so many overdoses in my district, that not only are we short on Narcan some days, we are also short on responders. I am not one to judge. As a paramedic, ...
Tiffany Michael3 months ago
Addiction, a Choice or Disease?
Addiction, is it a choice or a disease? This is a controversial question that has plagued the Internet as of late. Although this is not a new debate I am seeing more and more Memes, studies, comments ...
Lu Groblebe3 months ago
What Addiction Means
I recently read a passage of a book titled Does Capitalism Drive Drug Addiction by Johann Hari in which outlined the addiction debate of both the left and right wing which is this: Right wing believes...
samy costello3 months ago
How I Broke Myself
There are too many people in this world who know the feeling: the nonstop urge, a relentless craving of something to feel right; to feel whole. I know very well the suffering that accompanies a life o...
Lanie Murphy3 months ago
Addiction Has No Face
“You DO know you could be facing a felony heroin charge, right?” I nodded my head, handcuffed to a cold concrete bench as the officer talked to me. How did I end up here? It was December 23rd, 2017, a...