July 7, 2019

I Will Take My Voice Back

For years, Quique Aviles was two people: one who was a successful poet, and one who was a crack addict. Now he believes his art and the connections it gives him to other people can help save his life.
March 16, 2017

Living in Manageable Moments

Playwright Elise Forier Edie knows her recovery from addiction will be difficult as she battles feelings of arrogance and control, fear and helplessness. But Edie believes she has found a way to start her journey by focusing on this one moment in time.
July 2, 2015

Imaginary Addictions

In the total population of America alone, 23.3 million people claim to be addicted to drugs and alcohol. Many of these people attend a rehabilitation program in hopes of a counselor weaning them from their addiction. Oddly enough, all the...
July 2, 2015

Twelve Steps to Serenity

About three times a week I walk into the doors of The B Twelve Step Club. It is a very modest looking hole in the wall where a bunch of sober drunks and clean addicts meet to talk about life...
June 17, 2015

Second Chances

I believe in second chances. In this thing called life, we all make choices, some bad and some good. Being that we are only human and we all make mistakes, I believe that people can learn from their mistakes and...
June 15, 2015


I never thought it would be possible. The thought of going through life without getting high or drunk just seemed surreal to me. Every time I would go a few hours without a substance in my bloodstream, I was immediately...
May 15, 2015

Breaking the Cycle

I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. My mom did drugs and my dad was a functioning alcoholic. Of three children I’m the oldest, my sister three years behind me and my brother is a nine year difference. My...
March 27, 2015

Days of Addiction

Have you ever felt so sick you just want to die? Growing up in a Christian-based home it may come as a shock to some that I have been at this point in my life. When moving out on my...
November 17, 2014

Drugs Destroy Lives

Do you know what it’s like to watch somebody so high that they can’t even open their eyes? Drugs have a weird way of destroying people’s lives and relationships. No matter how close you think you are to someone, drugs...