addict

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
Drugs

What It's Like Being a Problematic Drug User at Christmas

"My family had no idea: I drink a lot of Diet Coke and they just thought I was hyper or, when I was coming down, they thought I was just having a depressive moment."
David Hillier
12.27.18
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
addiction

From Shopping for Dolls to Catfishing Friends, People Share Their Compulsive Behaviours

"Whenever I’d buy a doll, it was this euphoric high."
Sam Nichols
8.6.18
column

How the Stigma of Drug Addiction Hurts All of Us

As people in Canada continue to die en masse due to the opioid crisis, we look at how stereotypes surrounding drug use are holding society back everywhere.
Allison Tierney
2.7.17