Category - Narcotics/Opioids Addiction

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...

Meeting At The Meeting

Robert and Tish are an engaged couple who are both in recovery. They met while attending a twelve step meeting. Robert drank and drugged for 36 years. His family comes from cultures that embraced drinking alcohol. He was an...

Fear Underneath Everything

Paul jokingly recalls seeing the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965 and then waking up in 1980. In that span, Paul became addicted to heroin, committed multiple felonies, recovered through methadone treatment, became financially...

A Reversal Of Priorities

Christine grew up in an alcoholic household. The smell of beer reminds her of her father. And she swore never to become like him. She vowed never to be a drinker, so she turned to pills. On the outside, Christine appeared to have...

On The Streets

Richie’s life spiraled out of control in years after he lost his father. He became a heroin addict, and it cost him everything he had. He lost his own family and was living on the streets while trying to spend $200 each day...

The Caretaker

Patricia is a nurse who not only had to tend to patients, but to her family. She had to provode round the clock care for her husband, her sons and even her father. The workload was just too much for her, and she found her escape...

The ‘Why Not’ Club

Despite Teddy’s 25 years of sobriety, he can’t recall his first Filet Mignon dinner or his first ice cream cone.  But he’ll never forget his first beer at age 13.  Drinking quickly morphed into hard drug use...

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...

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