Genetics of Addiction

I was born with addicts running reckless in my family Addiction meandered up and down my veins Planning the perfect time to strike Hitting me like I’d imagine an 18-wheeler would It’s said that if you live by the sword, you die by the sword Tell that to my cousins In and out of jails, […]

And the truth is revealed

A volcano will erupt, what goes up must come down, the truth will set you free? It better…. Thursday at 4pm I received a phone call. R had attempted suicide. He took a knife, slit his wrist and then took a pair of scissors and cut his main artery in half. He very nearly died […]

An Open Letter to My Drug Addicted Mother

When I was a child, like many other children, I learned that drugs are wrong. They are not something to be played with. They ruin lives. That notion has stuck with me, unwavering, in my 25 years of life. I know that belief is embedded in my mind. My problem lies within the fact that […]

Eat your heart out Jenny Craig, I lost 50 lbs. eating candy!

There are many obscure and terrible side-effects of heroin use.  If you’ve read my ‘Being dope rich’ post, you will understand the necessity of a junkie maintaining a small overhead beyond the cash spent on drugs.  So one of the strange, yet helpful, side effects of being a junkie is the change in diet and […]

Project Homeostasis: Find And Maintain

One thing I’ve always struggled with accepting was labeling Substance abuse as a disease. I live with a user and although I’ve never seen it as a choice, I’ve never fully understood its classification. My professor tonight related the neurological process of addiction to the evolutionary and neurological process of eating. Yes, eating.  In […]

Some days are just plain shitty.

Something I haven’t mentioned thus far, is that my boyfriend has been unemployed for a while.  His pay accounted for about 2/3rds of our income.  So, now that all the squirrel funds are drained, it’s very tough to keep everything paid for and very scary to not have some emergency cash if something goes wrong.  […]

No Prescription Needed For Life-Saving Opioid Overdoses Drug Naloxone

Published: Staten Island Advance by Nicholas Woodman Images: Added by Drem from GoogleImages       Both Duane Reade and Walgreens began dispensing naloxone without a prescription in  the 300 New York City locations beginning Monday — including 17 locations on Staten Island. Naloxone was already available at most of Staten Island’s CVS and  Rite Aid locations. Naloxone is a […]