Hannah Brooks

What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be

Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
Hannah Brooks
3.27.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

No One Wants You to Fall in Love After Rehab

You’re too fragile. Intimacy is a trigger. It’s simply switching addictions from a drug to a person. So when you do meet someone, how do you know your feelings won’t doom you both?
Hannah Brooks
1.22.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Life After Heroin Is Beautiful and Boring

One of the hardest lessons around being sober is learning to appreciate the ordinary, the mundane, the normal.
Hannah Brooks
11.14.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Learning to Feel Bad

Heroine is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.
Hannah Brooks
10.12.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Who Am I Without Drugs? Imagining Life After Rehab

“My identity had become so entwined with heroin that I had normalised it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realised just how abnormal being a heroin addict was.”
Hannah Brooks
9.24.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

The Abortion I Had While Trying to Stay Clean

“I wanted a child, but logic told me I must terminate. What if I could not stay off drugs?”
Hannah Brooks
9.7.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

An Unladylike Article About Addiction

Substance abuse is at odds with what's expected of women. But here I am, a woman in rehab, facing how addiction challenges everything that's ever been expected of me.
Hannah Brooks
8.17.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Welcome to Rehab

“I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use because if I don’t, I will die.”
Hannah Brooks
8.3.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Confessions of an Addict

In this new series, writer Hannah Brooks reflects on addiction, recovery and relapse.
Hannah Brooks
7.19.18
The History Issue

Dirty Little Rag With Filth In It: An Interview with Richard Neville

The co-founder of satirical magazine Oz died yesterday aged 74.
Hannah Brooks
9.6.16
Photo

Reality is Threatening to Families

Just over a month ago, works by numerous world-renowned documentary photographers were scheduled to appear on large outdoor screens at Sydney’s Circular Quay as part of the Vivid Festival. The exhibition of projections was a collaboration between...
Hannah Brooks
6.28.13
VICE AUSTRALIA IS 10

Queens of Beef Week

Beefy girls compete for the Beef Week Queen crown in Casino, Australia.
Hannah Brooks
5.23.13
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