Heroin Addiction is Killing My Friends

Heroin Addiction is Killing My Friends

“How old were you when you first tried Heroin?” This is one of the questions I remember asking Stephanie. Stephanie was one of my closest friends. We met in rehab when we were both in our late twenties. At this point in my life, I had never tried Heroin and I was...
From Dedicated Student to Black-Out Binge Drinker

From Dedicated Student to Black-Out Binge Drinker

In college, I was an eager student. I had always prided myself on my ability to be present in the classroom, for my love of learning, and for my dedication to my grades. I was the classic over-achiever. At eighteen, I was spending the weekend nights doing one of two...
My Deadly Addiction to Adderall

My Deadly Addiction to Adderall

More than 25 million people in this country rely on Adderall to treat ADHD, narcolepsy, and other hyperactivity disorders. When prescribed correctly, Adderall is meant to increase attention, focus and concentration by balancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Adderall...
5 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

5 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

When I was trying to stop drinking, I never thought about what NOT drinking would be like. We live in a culture that glorifies alcohol use. I am a woman and as I scroll my social media timelines today – I see all sorts of women posting meme’s about how fun drinking is...