addiction

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

Jon McGuigana year 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...
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 ...
Pills (Part 1)
Adam crossed the street to walk in the sun so he could avoid the bitter afternoon chill. He bundled into his jacket and reluctantly picked up the pace, eager to escape the cold but dreading the destin...
Love Leea year ago
Life After All
I've never done a drug in my life. I never even took a sip of alcohol until I was eighteen. I didn't go to parties in high school. I didn't have parties in high school. I went to pop concerts. I read ...
Amanda Batsona year ago
Monsters in the Closet: How Drug Addiction Took Over My Life
I was the girl no one ever expected. The tiny, nerdy girl who always smiled and laughed but always kept to herself. I didn't go out. I didn't party. I didn't do normal teenage-get-into-trouble things....
What 2-1/2 Years of Sobriety Taught Me About ‘The Good Life’...
October 22, 2015. It’s the day I was arrested and my entire life as I knew it changed. I was screaming inside as the police officer slapped the handcuffs on me and threw me in the back of his patrol c...
Tim Leunga year ago
That's Some Good Game, Boy
That's some good game boy... I've been dreaming of getting some games for a while Everyone told me to not get them. Supposedly, they'd rot my brain, waste my time. It creates unproductive people. I he...
21
My loved ones would always tell me “Make sure you’re always sweet to everyone, you never know if that’s the last time you'll see them or not.” That quote shook me, so I always tried my best to be kind...
Andy Reeda year ago
Manic: The Life of the Party
It happened again. It couldn’t have been just the Ambien abuse, or the blow or the underage drinking, etc. Maybe chalk it up to a sleep disorder — but then again, who doesn’t have an issue between the...
Maura Dudasa year ago
Video Game Addiction or Parental Neglect?
I'm not usually informed about whatever goes on in this world by the early morning British television but watching BBC Breakfast has presented me with this gem. The WHO has acknowledged gaming addicti...
New Way of Life Ministries
I would like to write some about the on going problem of drug and alcohol addiction in this county. Here in North Carolina and in many other states, there is a addiction epidemic that is way out of co...
Substance Abuse: The Emotional Credit Card
This is an analogy I have used with my clients for a while now and many people can relate to it in their own lives as well as with friends and loved ones. The principle is really very simple; short-te...
Monsters in My Head
She could still hear his voice in her head. That perfect raspy tenor that made butterflies form in her stomach every time that old memory crept in. She could hear the harsh words that he had shouted a...
Philip P.a year ago
A Pocket Guide on How to Identify and Give a Helping Hand to a Pill Abuser
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the number of pill abusers has soared in the past years in countries all across the globe. This not only happens on an individual level, but also in healthcare institutions whe...
Heather VinCampa year ago
My Constant Companion
You're my constant companion. Wherever I go you go, wherever you go I go. We are never apart. We have been through so much together you and me. We have had good times and bad times. Mostly bad times t...
Jaquelyn Skaggsa year ago
Battling the Voices
"It's never going to happen to me." I guess I was always one of those people who thought that. I never thought I would become a drug addict. But I did. I never thought I would be homeless. But I was. ...
Mark Ludasa year ago
Am I Addicted?
We are often unaware of our habits. Getting up three minutes before the alarm goes off, leaving tiny bits of food on our plate at every meal, saying "this is based off of that" instead of "this is bas...
The Art of Drugs, and Depression
At the age of around four years old, I gained a massive interest in what one could do with a pencil and a piece of blank paper. I would doodle my mind off until I lost myself in my art. I began to imp...