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

Phoenixx Fyre Dean4 months ago
It’s time we get real about addiction. I’m not worried about what society tells you that you need to believe. I’m going to tell you the truth about addiction, and I’m qualified to do that because I wa...
Ashley Peterson5 months ago
Making Sense of the Opioid Crisis
Sadly, we've all heard about the opioid crisis far too often on the news, but what does it actually mean? There are several elements of the issue that are worth digging into a little further.
Latrice Jones6 months ago
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
I first discovered I had an addictive nature at the age of 18. I had recently started a part time job as a lottery sales clerk at our local grocery store. The job within itself was easy enough. My onl...
Jossilynn O'Malley6 months ago
Head in the clouds. That’s how you’d describe me. But the colors of the clouds, no one sees those, the jagged edges hidden behind the soft looks. I’m back here again and again, wanting more than last ...
Ray Bohn6 months ago
The Bowel Movement That Profoundly Changed the Lives of Three Men
I’ll make one agreement with you in tell this disgusting tale of woe. I promise to tell the truth. Every word of it is true. Whether or not I could confirm it lays in the memories of people who didn’t...
Jeffrey Joseph6 months ago
5 Minutes
It was my first day off after a crazy Black Friday weekend at work. I was looking forward to sleeping in and engaging in some enjoyable activities and all around just relax. The day started out good, ...
Fellow Knee6 months ago
Life of an Addict with Paraplegia (Pt. 9)
First I'd like to say happy holidays to all of my readers and a special thank you to those of you that donate to help fund future chapters.
Danielle Dragani7 months ago
Plants vs. Drugs
Autumn was falling again. The leaves were orange-ing and yellow-ing, and they still reminded me of that apartment in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Where all the leaves would clog the drains when the northe...
Deborah Portillo7 months ago
Unspoken Words
Tonight I gazed upon you and saw utter exhaustion. It may have been the guilt. It hurts me to see you this way. Yet no one can talk to you about it, about financial issues, or even hold conversation a...
Fellow Knee7 months ago
Life of an Addict with Paraplegia (Pt. 8)
I want to write a chapter to try to explain why I'm writing these entries. I don't want to glorify drugs in any way. There were times that I had a lot of fun, while I was using. But, once I was diagno...
Fellow Knee7 months ago
Life of an Addict (Pt. 7)
Like I said, my parents knew I was into something. I think my dad was a little wiser to what I was actually doing than my mom was. Or maybe my mom just didn't want to admit that her baby boy was a her...
Shane Cook7 months ago
Battle Against Addiction
Substance abuse is a huge issue and has been growing over the years. It is an issue that has been increasing over the year. With huge imports from other countries and ease of access it has made it eas...
Fellow Knee7 months ago
Life of an Addict (Pt. 6)
I guess I looked at this as graduating. I went from prescription pain pills to what was looked at as the worst drug there was. You never think your gonna end up the way you do, when you're using. I me...
Kay Mellinger7 months ago
Life Was Such a Blur
For so many years, I would party and do insane things. I was a risk taker, impulsive, didn't care about the consequences of my actions, and never cared who got hurt. I was a delinquent. I had no respe...
Fellow Knee7 months ago
Life of an Addict (Pt. 5)
"Getting myself into some real bad shit," was definitely an understatement. The trials and tribulations that were to come with the life that I had chosen to live, and the choices that I would choose t...
Fellow Knee7 months ago
Life of an Addict (Pt. 4)
I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Let me go back to where and when, I decided to take the road to ruin. I was a good child brought up by two wonderful parents. I have a sister who is seven years m...
Henry Sheperd7 months ago
My Life as an Alcoholic: Entry 2
As I mentioned in my previous publication, I plan to release excerpts from the sobriety journal I kept when I was seeking treatment for my debilitating alcoholism just two short years ago in 2016. I'm...
Henry Sheperd7 months ago
My Life as an Alcoholic: Entry 1
I've decided to share my very personal struggle with alcoholism and type out excerpts from my sobriety journal for the first time. This will be a multiple-entry project, and is intended in no way, sha...