My journey with meth started in may of 2003, that was the month I met the love of my life, Jonathan. Not knowing when I met him that he was a huge meth addict and did it any way he could get it.
At the time I had never touched meth in my life and it was all so new
and interesting the first time I did it. I loved the conversations, the
long hours of "love", the parties and the people I met. That kind of life
went on for about 1 month, when everything took a drastic turn.
By Darren W. Brown
Only hours after calling my mother to wish her a Happy Birthday, I venture into New Orleans for my second time in two weeks. Unbeknown to me, this would open a
shocking window glancing into post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans.
It’s Friday, May 26, 2006, roughly nine months after the turmoil that displaced half of one of America’s largest population centers. I was in a hurry to careen
through the city in favor of the white sands and emerald waters of Destin Florida. Inside a crowded Toyota Corolla were four silly, anxious, and happy souls. Suddenly the goofiness was replaced with a faint “wow” coming from my own mouth as well as that of my
fiancé, my best friend, and his son. Mile after mile of eastern New Orleans was completely abandoned and left to rot in the Louisiana sun. The statistician who resides inside of myself feels confident in stating that at least 25% of this city is uninhabitable.
Top title for drug support centre A mid Wales charity supporting people addicted to drugs has scooped a UK award for its work.
Cyswllt Ceredigion Contact helps people with a range of addictions and disorders, as well as family and friends affected by them.
Director Maureen Fyffe said beating nine other finalists to the England and Wales National Drug Team of the Year prize was "a dream come true".
The Home Office described its work as "above and beyond the call of duty".
Founded in 1992, Cyswllt Ceredigion Contact has a clinical team of six.
The group won £10,000 prize money and may use it to help fund a new treatment centre, which it plans to open in Cardigan soon.
My Name is Reece and my Mum is an Alcoholic
By Beth Neil
WHEN 15-year-old Reece Mather gets home from school there is no chance of him seeing his mates. He has far too much to do - starting with picking up the empty beer cans and cider bottles strewn around the
Once he's tidied up he has to make the tea, do a pile of ironing, pop to the shops for some bread and milk, and somehow find time to start his homework, which he rarely gets chance to finish.
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