recovery

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
2 days ago
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

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
Drugs

Confessions of an Addict

In this new series, writer Hannah Brooks reflects on addiction, recovery and relapse.
Hannah Brooks
7.23.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Online, I'm the Picture of Health. Offline, I Have a Chronic Illness

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 19 – but you'd never guess that from scrolling through my Instagram feed.
Ione Gamble
7.12.18
Health

People Share How They Overcame Their Eating Disorder

"I realised that my body was not – and never will be – ​a problem to be solved."
Rebecca Kamm
6.14.18
Voices of School Shooting Survivors

Recovery After a School Shooting Isn't a Race, It's a Marathon

It's an ongoing process that doesn't get easier.
Zachary David Cartaya
3.26.18
Drugs

On Scenic Canadian Farm, Addiction Recovery Programme Faces Eviction

Residents of Vancouver Island’s Woodwynn Farms say recent "no occupancy" orders have put their recovery at risk.
Tyler Hooper
2.14.18
Drugs

We Asked People Why They Got Sober

"I reached a point where I realised that I had stopped having any hopes, dreams or goals."
Graham Isador
3.15.17
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

A Young Woman Recounts Her Fentanyl Addiction and Painful Recovery

The powerful opiate took over A'lisa Ramsey's life – this is how she got it back.
Amil Niazi
11.6.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

How Canada's Rehab Centres Are Failing Drug Users

Canadians are waiting months to get into government treatment centers, new data shows.
Rachel Browne
11.4.16
Film

What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.
Allison Tierney
9.22.16