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Personal Narratives

Dear Mom: Your Child’s Addiction Is Not Your Fault

Dear Mom, Breathe. The anxiety is better when you take in deep breaths and hold them. Count in 1-2-3-4, hold…

WHY WON’T THEY LOVE ME?

Another nice couple walks into my office. They are both professionals, attractive, intelligent, have two children and look pretty normal….

Addiction: How To Prepare For Death, Part 1

My addiction to narcotic pain medication has provided to me an education in life I never could have foreseen coming….

Life On Life’s Terms

Today is the 998th day that I have been sober. I use a tracker on my iPhone called “Since I”…

How I lost my best friend & myself to addiction

Growing up, I got the typical drug talk. And by that I mean I had one class in 6th grade…

Two Years Sober

“Miss Johnson, Miss Johnson, what is your phone number?” the police officer in my living room asked. I remember rubbing…

My mother never gave up, I survived addiction

Mother’s Day was yesterday, and I did what many normal families do. I am a 28 year old mother of…

The Script That Started The Heroin Epidemic

“Addiction, more specifically drugs, bring us to our knees. If you’ve never been addicted you’ll never know the pure hell…

Sounds Of A Son: The Opioid Generation

Our apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side faces Broadway. We’ve long grown used to the cacophony from sirens (police, fire,…