Category - Narcotics/Opioids Addiction

More Than Two Decades

Alan would wake up late and show up for work late, all because he was high on cocaine the night before. He worked at a deli restaurant, and would stay at his job each day as long as it would take him to earn enough money to buy...

Naked In Atlantic City

Aaron was raised in a very upscale Jewish neighborhood, with parents who provided a loving home as best they could – they tried to hide pain by buying whatever their children wanted. But home wasn’t a happy place for Aaron or his...

Mr. MetroFit

Ralph projected an image of success as an ambitious, successful businessman, and a competitive body-builder who was once “Mr. Metrofit.”  But, his picture-perfect life had a much darker side that no one saw.  Ralph’s struggle and...

Toasted

Bob’s major use of drugs and alcohol stared after high school, following a bad breakup.  Bob incidentally was taken to a twelve-step meeting which brought him into two years of sobriety, which ended when he toasted his...

Drug Dealing Dad

Fred thinks he used drugs in order to deal with pain, and today in his sobriety, he knows to deal with pain without using.  His first time trying a drug, alcohol, happened at age ten at a party his parents threw; they toasted him...

Celebrating And Dealing

Paul grew up in what he says should be a normal childhood.  He attended a very good school, was a good student and athlete.  But he always had a feeling of being different and inadequate.  At age 12 or 13, while playing on a...

Black And White

Robert felt like he had a difficult childhood, dealing with an alcoholic father.  For some reason, his father’s harshness was directed towards him as opposed to his siblings.  And while he doesn’t know why, Robert was...

Hippie

Harry’s first drug experience was with alcohol. His family would use alcohol for kids’ ailments, like toothaches, etc. At age 12, he drank a bottle of sacramental wine and loved it. But at the same age, he also tried marijuana...

One Day After

Angel grew up with alcohol all around him. His family drank as part of their social scene, and their father had a bar in the house. He can remember at age five, sneaking drinks with his cousins as the adults were too drunk to...

Wrong Injection

Joanne thinks her alcoholism began at age 12 or 13. She grew in a small town where she and her friends had easy access to beer. She was, however, fearful of becoming an alcoholic because one of her parents was a drinker and she...

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