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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.