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Opiate Detox

Opiate Detox

When you are a heroin addict, withdrawal is just a part of everyday life.  When you start to feel sick you pick up the phone and call your dealer, you score, and you get well.  In that moment nothing else matters.  For me, the spiritual prison called heroin addiction was a daily struggle to feel normal, not high, and every day I wished I could stop but the fear of detox kept me using.  However, … Read entire article »

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Drug Addiction on the Rise in Afghanistan

Drug Addiction on the Rise in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the world’s leading producers of the opium poppy and its derivate options such as heroin. Antonia Costa said that “opium poppy cultivation, processing and transport have become Afghanistan’s top employers, the main source of capital, and the principle base of the economy.” According to John A Glaze, in 2007, 2.9 million Afghanis were involved in opium cultivation in some way or another, this accounted for almost 10% of the population. Recently drug … Read entire article »

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Heroin Detox in Jail

Heroin Detox in Jail

I arrived at Monroe County Correctional Facility late on a Thursday night. I had never been to jail before and the circumstances of my arrest couldn’t of seemed worse at the time. It wasn’t the fact that I was going to be in jail for a few weeks that bothered me, it was that I was a heroin addict and I knew withdrawal wouldn’t be too far away. I had already used heroin that day … Read entire article »

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