Nine years ago, Nate began abusing drugs and alcohol. Very quickly, his life spiraled out of control until he found himself addicted to crack cocaine.
It is hard to imagine how life could turn out. One day you’re dealing with a loved one battling drug addiction and the next you’re in a legal battle with the government over your house.
I’m going to be very honest with you today in this article because I care about saving lives . I’m going to risk hurting your feelings and defying the “rules” you’ve been taught about addiction. You don’t have to believe me. I was a drug addict for 12 years .
Today more and more states have begun opening and even endorsing needle exchanges. While in several states, needles have been available over the counter for decades, this is not the case in every state and was definitely not the case in Miami where I grew up. Needle exchanges are controversial.
Ambien has found its self in the limelight due to some strange circumstances recently. Famous actress and comedian Rosanne Barr posted a racist comment on Twitter and then claimed it was due to her use of the sleeping drug Ambien.
I was an addict. I was also a selfish, know-it-all asshole. My selfishness was not realizing that poisoning myself was destroying everything and all the people around me. I knew it all and didn’t listen to the folks who cared. I had it all under “control.”
If you haven't heard already, Anthony Bourdain took his own life last week. If you were a fan, you know Bourdain had struggled with many different vices throughout his life. Yet despite these vices, we learned about cuisines across the world. Perhaps now, there is something we can learn from him about addiction as well.
Wow!!!!! I seriously cannot believe this day has come. I look back to 4 months ago when I arrived at Narconon for the first time… and although I cannot remember much about it, I know how broken and mixed up I was.
I am used to writing about different aspects of drug/alcohol addiction , treatment and pretty much anything related to the subject of substance abuse. Today though, I decided to write on a topic I am less experienced with, suicide.
Has the opiate crisis gotten so bad that even animals in the ocean are being contaminated? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. In the Puget Sound off the coast of Washington State, a monitoring program discovered that mussels tested positive for opiates.