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How Getting Sober Finally Made Me Cool

I worried that my decision to stop drinking meant trading in my identity as a Fun Person to become a bummer. Instead, my world got bigger.
Molly Priddy
8.19.19
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
Drugs

The Story of a Black-Out Benzo Addict

The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
Daniel Finn
2.22.19
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

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
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
Health

This Eating Disorder Supper Club Is Part Dinner Party, Part Therapy

“From personal experience, I know that healthcare services are increasingly stretched. I saw a huge gap and felt that we were offering something really valuable.”
Sophia Ankel
6.6.18
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
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