ADDICTION

Aaron in Addiction
January 2, 2019

Incarceration is Not Rehabilitation

Most people are aware the US has 5% of the world’s population yet we have 25% of the world’s total prison population.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 27, 2018

To the Ones I Love, Who Didn’t Make It

First, I would like to say thank you for the time we spent together. You are never far from my mind. I often wonder why you are gone and not me.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 20, 2018

What is it Like to be a Heroin Addict?

“It’s hard to describe but if I was going to sum up what it was like to be addicted to heroin , I would say it’s like waking up every morning and only being able to think about one thing.“ Getting heroin was all consuming. It was like being afraid for my life if I didn’t get my hands on it.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 12, 2018

What Is It Like to Be Addicted to Ecstasy?

“When I started using Ecstasy (also known as Molly), it was a drug I used only occasionally when going out to parties, concerts or the bar. It would usually take 45 minutes before I would start to experience the effects.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 5, 2018

What is it like to be Addicted to Pain Pills?

My brother died in a gruesome car crash. My parents went through a nasty divorce and I almost died in a freak accident. These things were bad but not one of them even a fraction as painful as my addiction to pain pills . Pain pills took my dignity, happiness and even my own child from me.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 3, 2018

What Is It Like to be a Crack Addict?

Being addicted to crack is probably one of the most torturing things in the world. For me, it was a never-ending cycle of working to get money somehow and then smoking crack until there was no money left. I wound up putting aside everything for this one drug.

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Aaron in Addiction
December 2, 2018

The Fog I Created with Marijuana

This isn’t just another anti-marijuana article or some sort of political statement about whether marijuana should be legalized/decriminalized . I was hesitant to write this blog because I figure many will not read it and some might even respond in anger.

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Aaron in Addiction
October 26, 2018

The Impact of Parental Addiction

We are mindful of not cursing in front of our toddlers but never hesitate to pour ourselves a glass of wine with them in the room. Studies show children with parents who are addicted are far more likely to follow in their parents’ footsteps.

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Joe Kertis in Addiction
August 31, 2018

“Xanax Is the New Heroin”

There’s a nearly 4-billion-dollar industry right now you may not be aware of. No, it’s not heroin or street drugs. This is the legal, prescription market for anti-anxiety drugs in the United States. Nearly 40 million Americans “suffer from anxiety,” a recent study shows.

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Joe Kertis in Addiction
July 24, 2018

Opioid Epidemic: A Professional’s Opinion

Did you know drug overdoses now kill more people annually than gun homicides and car crashes combined? In fact, the US life expectancy average declined in 2015 for the first time in decades, and experts are blaming drug overdose as a leading cause. We’re talking 52,000 people dead in one year.

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