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The cycle of addiction

The cycle of addiction

January 25, 2019

This is the last time. Those five words have been said numerous times by those who ironically have many “last times.” Words that reassure the mind what you’re doing isn’t an issue and you have control over it all, telling yourself that you could stop anytime you wanted. But do you? As teens...

Fighting a battle worth leaving

Fighting a battle worth leaving

May 11, 2018

She understands what it means to struggle; to make violent efforts to get free from restraint. She does this most days in a house built from the items meant to feed an addiction. Needles of the past entwined together to form a roof. Bottles of liquor stack themselves to make the foundation. The tight ...

A distaste for alcohol

A distaste for alcohol

December 20, 2017

The rain came from nowhere. Each droplet fell to the rhythm of my pounding heart and the intakes of my panting. I had begged him to stop, we all had, but that bottle of poison possessed him. It was too late.  This summer was the best summer I’ve ever had. I saw my family, and it couldn’t...

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