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

Alyse McDonald4 months ago
Addiction & the Homeless
I recently watched a video on YouTube of a man living in Vancouver BC, which is my home town. Before the man made this video, he believed that homeless people have it easy. They don't pay rent because...
Dagny Desiree4 months ago
My Steps to Getting Sober!
Are you or someone you know trying to get sober? I'm going to give you the straight up truth on how that usually goes down or, well, how it went down for me. I'm laying it down in steps for ya to make...
Dagny Desiree4 months ago
8 Months Free
Free from drowning in alcohol and drugs and the constant need to party with friends. Free from the worry of where my next fix is going to come from. Free from the need to pour whiskey and diet Pepsi i...
SKYLERIZED 5 months ago
Threnody for a Prodigious yet Troubled Hip Hop Artist
Not even a year after the death of Hip Hop artist Gustav Elijah Åhr, better known to the rap world as Lil’ Peep, rapper and producer Malcolm James “Mac Miller” McCormick has died of a drug overdose ju...
Maria Ransom5 months ago
Methadone vs. Suboxone
I am so tired of everybody constantly comparing Methadone vs. Suboxone. Does it really matter? As long as it helps to keep the person off drugs, and saves their life, why does it matter what prescript...
Donna Quigley5 months ago
This is a horror story. This is a story about violence, manipulation, monsters, reality, fear, pain, and love. The horror is only in part on my end, manifesting in the PTSD I suffer. The true tragedy ...
Elspeth Lea Bee5 months ago
The Debt Mindset
Has anyone else had a tempestuous relationship with Mr. Cash? Please say yes. I've isolated myself into believing that I am completely alone, weak, bereft and incompetent. That I’m the only one who ca...
Iria Vasquez-Paez5 months ago
The Causes of Substance Abuse
Most drugs and alcohol use comes from the genes in the first place. There can also be a history of mental illness since the person who has drug and alcohol problems is self-medicating, like I used to ...
Alana Redmond6 months 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.6 months ago
The Choice(?)
My Personal Encounters with Addiction
Patricia Sarkar6 months 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 Boy6 months 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...
S P6 months 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 Koploff7 months 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 McKown7 months 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 McGuigan7 months 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 Thielmann7 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 ...