I don’t talk about my childhood much. Partly because I don’t want to upset my readers, but also because it is not my story alone to tell. The people whoContinue reading “CAMHS nearly killed me, and it’s not okay.”
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Rat Park: Addiction misunderstood
Rat Park was an important experiment, but not entirely accurate. It misses one key factor.
Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings
This article was Co-Authored by Tanya Adkin and David Gray-Hammond Trigger Warning: Death, drug and alcohol use, suicide, systemic failure, mental health crisis, inpatient psychiatric care. The 13th of SeptemberContinue reading “Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings”
Addiction advocacy and the inspiration paradox: A reflection at 6 years sober
Today I am 6 years sober from addiction. During those six years I have learnt many lessons, but in this reflection I would like to consider something that has playedContinue reading “Addiction advocacy and the inspiration paradox: A reflection at 6 years sober”
Autism, addiction, and my need for control
I have learned a great deal about myself through self-reflection over the last 5 years of sobriety, but one lesson was considerably difficult to learn. I like to think ofContinue reading “Autism, addiction, and my need for control”
Filming addicts in crisis is a form of violence
I remember some years ago when the drug known as “spice” was sweeping through my country. Not only were the tabloids having a field day, and not only were peopleContinue reading “Filming addicts in crisis is a form of violence”
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