ADDICTION

Aaron in Addiction
June 13, 2018

What Can We Learn From Anthony Bourdain

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.

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Aaron in Addiction
May 10, 2018

Kanye Opens Up about His Opiate Addiction

In a rant with TMZ, a popular news agency that focuses on reporting on the activity of celebrities, Kanye West opened up about his addiction to opioid painkillers . According to Kanye, he received Liposuction to avoid being made fun of for being fat by tabloids.

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Aaron in Addiction
May 9, 2018

FDA investigates Kratom Salmonella Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the CDC, along with several local and state agencies started an investigation into kratom products spreading salmonella.

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Aaron in Addiction
April 18, 2018

What I Learned Underground Fighting for Drug Money

At one point in my life, I was addicted to Meth for 4 years. During that time, I had my fair share of “hustles” to get money for meth. This was perhaps one of the most insane ways I made my money. I hung out with a lot of other meth addicts and fights were not rare.

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Aaron in Addiction
March 23, 2018

Methadone—the Great American Failure

When I first went to the methadone clinic, I met the intake coordinator, and he asked me “why did you decide to save your life? Later I would learn that this experience would not come close to saving my life but rather put me closer to death.

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Aaron in Addiction
March 15, 2018

The Day I Realized I Was an Addict

I had a good childhood growing up. I wouldn't say the best, but definitely better than most. I got mostly what I wanted, and thought that I was on top. It was only much later that I realized that I wasn't even in control of my own life. I let drugs take the wheel while I rode shotgun.

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Aaron in Addiction
March 7, 2018

Sound Familiar….?

How many times have you told yourself, “This is the last time”? You lie in bed planning, going back and forth with your inner monologue, hatching out a scheme to end this drug use for good. It usually consists of scoring one last time and “rationing” out your drugs so you won’t get sick.

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Aaron in Addiction
February 8, 2018

Is Smoking Out of Aluminum Foil Dangerous?

Among those who smoke drugs, it is a fairly common practice for them to smoke out of aluminum. Crack, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines are all drugs that people smoke through aluminum.

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Aaron in Addiction
February 6, 2018

What it’s like to Withdraw from Heroin—Part 2

"Where am I?” The last thing I remember was taking those Xanax in the airport before my flight, so I didn’t get sick in the air. “Rehab. I’m at Narconon. I should try and eat something." I walk over and try to make a salad in the cafeteria.

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Aaron in Addiction
January 31, 2018

My Experience with Kratom

The DEA’s recent classification of Kratom as a Schedule 1 narcotic met with complaints and protests from those who claim Kratom is a safe and natural alternative to opiates. I applaud the DEA’s decision, as from my personal experience, this idea that Kratom is safe is very false.

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