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
3.28.19
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
1.23.19
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
11.15.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Learning to Feel Bad

Heroin 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

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
9.10.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

My Heroin Rehab Diary

"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
7.23.18
The Moral Compass Issue

The Phantom Massacre

Since 2004, almost 5,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the southern provinces of Thailand in a series of bombings, shootings, arson attacks, and decapitations.
Hannah Brooks
12.15.11
Travel

Queens of Beef Week

The Beauty Queens of the cow industry.
Hannah Brooks
9.15.11
Noisey

Austra

Austra is built around singer and principal songwriter Katie Stelmanis, who career in opera was sidetracked by an obsession with Nine Inch Nails and Bjork records.
Hannah Brooks
7.14.11
The Psychedelic Booby Trap Issue

Pleasure To Meet You, Rainbow Guy

Thirty years ago, Rainbow Guy (aka Guy Feldmann) was divinely inspired to change his gypsy ways, settle down, and complete two very important missions: build the Temple, a nondenominational gathering place devoted to the pursuit of truth, and burrow an...
Hannah Brooks
5.1.11
The Fashion Issue 2009

When Rat Ruled The World

In 1983, having recently moved to Sydney, a young Jac Vidgen threw a party in his Elizabeth Bay apartment. He’d done stuff like this before and like his previous efforts, the party was an unmitigated success.
Hannah Brooks
3.2.09
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