October 19, 2017

Isolation vs Connection: The Rat Park Experiments

There were times in my addiction when I was surrounded by friends, people, and parties. The drinking was social and the drugs were recreational. I am […]
June 21, 2017

Hope Floats through drug addiction

Drug addiction is a scary thing. I remember sitting in class when as a kid and listening to the traumatic stories about what drug addiction did […]
May 20, 2016

Alcohol Vaping

Alcohol vaping was first introduced in 2004 when the Alcohol Without Liquid (AWOL) device was released. The US abruptly banned the product and the idea behind […]
May 6, 2016

Glass Cleaner

In September 2011, the DEA called for an emergency ban on the drugs Mephedrone, Methylone, and Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), which are all synthetic stimulants that have been […]
March 11, 2016

Lauren’s Story

A young mom with a penchant for the gym, Lauren King is hardly the kind of person most folks would associate with hardcore drug use. But […]
February 12, 2016

Krokodil

A new threat crawling our way, a  drug called krokodil (pronounced “crocodile”), which compromises the immune system.   It literally begins to eat away at the […]
February 12, 2016

Choosing Life

I was blinded when my best friend fell into heroin addiction. Nights of withdrawal were scarring. I cleaned her wounds when she was abused, and doctors […]
January 15, 2016

N-BOMB

A new drug marketed as an alternative to LSD or mescaline has surfaced. Commonly known as the N-bomb, the drug has been mistaken for LSD, but […]
November 6, 2015

A love lost

Erinn Pushor remembers the beginning of 2007 as one of the most exciting times of her life. She began dating Danny Pasenella, a boy she had […]