drugs
I really hate Mondays -- they represent that awkward transitional point where my one life ends and another starts up.
addiction
sex work
Empowerment comes in the front door when I can make rent in a singular evening. Yet, it leaves through the back door when I blow it all on pills.
addiction
Out of all the secrets I've told here, intimate details of my drug and alcohol problems, bedwetting, compulsive promiscuity, and various close-ups of my fats, I feel most ashamed of what I'm about to tell you.
in

Jun 4, 2012 at 11:30am | 390 comments

addiction
In Peaches Geldof, I see both a tragic story and an image of my alternate reality.
addiction
Why is it that we almost seem to worship addiction among one class of people while regarding other addicts as among the lowest of the low?
addiction
This is only a little bit about Cat.
adderall
Everyone around me is tweaked out of their minds, but I just flushed my pills down the toilet.
meth
For my friends, methamphetamine is a plot device, a prop in a show. For me it has been the very real possibility that my brother would burn our house down while we slept.
jail
The worst thing about my very short time in jail? Honestly? Chapped lips.
in

Dec 28, 2012 at 1:30pm | 213 comments

chiara de blasio
cigarettes
I smoke because of this stupid aching dumb hole for love inside of me. I need to quit. But I don't know if I can right now.
in

Oct 11, 2012 at 9:00am | 179 comments

addiction
Did you post a picture of you having the best time ever online? Yeah, that's a gloatgram.
drugs
Heroin in our house, in front of our child, while I was growing a baby inside me was worse than any of the fears I’d conjured for myself over the years.
addiction
In some ways, friend break-ups are even worse than romantic ones -- and they can carry the same emotional baggage. Still, sometimes they're a necessary evil.
sugar
I turn to sugar when I’m sad, I turn to sugar when I’m psyched, I turn to sugar when I’m bored. I know using sweets to comfort myself might not be healthy -- I just don't really see a cause for alarm.
addiction
Ugh, I'm still mad about this Onion article from a few weeks ago.
in

Apr 14, 2014 at 2:00pm | 151 comments

addiction
addiction
Smoking addiction is hard to explain to people who haven’t experienced it, but it’s sort of like this: Cigarettes are my passport out of awkward conversations, my built-in break from work, my digestive aid, my antidepressant, and my cure for boredom.
sobriety
I love my birthday because it combines two of my greatest pleasures in life -- dessert and attention.
addiction
About 80% of the breakups I’ve initiated were related to how this relationship really gets in the way of my exercise schedule.
crystal meth
I didn’t think of it as “crystal meth.” This was just speed -- a higher-strength Dexatrim than I could buy at the store.