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

Life After Heroin Is Beautiful and Boring

One of the hardest lessons around being sober is learning to appreciate the ordinary, the mundane, and the normal.
Hannah Brooks
11.15.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Realizing That You Are Enough

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
10.11.18
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 normalized it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realized 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
9.6.18
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 a Heroin Addict

In this new series, writer Hannah Brooks reflects on addiction, recovery, and relapse.
Hannah Brooks
7.23.18
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
The Grievous Sins Issue

The Dog Hunters

With a population of 1,166, the Queensland town of Esk is most notable for being on the way to somewhere else. Residing there are two men who are known for their skills as dog hunters. We caught up with both of them.
Hannah Brooks
5.9.13
Music

VICE Presents The Fashion Issue Launch

A little while ago we pledged to throw a party every month. It made perfect sense to shack up in one of our favourite venues, The Liberty Social. But just to keep you on your pretty little toes we’re moving to the Tote
Hannah Brooks
2.22.13
Music

We Saw This: Liquid Handcuffs + Guy and Marcus Blackman Experimentation Project

Reasons why this show at Hell’s Kitchen on Saturday night was bound to be good: Guy and Marcus rarely play; it was Liquid Handcuffs’ first show; Jack Mannix was launching a zine and the flyer promised cute boys that were young, hung and dumb.
Hannah Brooks
8.27.12
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