“It’s more than fifty years on from our declaration of a war on narcotics, and people are getting higher on more destructive shit than ever.”
On sisterhood, addiction, and family ghosts.
“It just, it took them.”
In an excerpt from her recovery memoir, Erin Khar recalls the depths of her self-destruction as a heroin addict.
A mother confronts the painful truths of trying to save a son who’s a danger not only to himself, but to the rest of the family as well.
“When you lay down to go to sleep, you better be prayed up, because there’s no guarantee you’re waking up.”
In a ranging piece funded by the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, journalist Susana Ferreira reports on the decriminalization of drugs in Portugal, where since 2001, addiction has been treated more like an illness than a crime.
As mom and dad nod out and overdose, the under-funded American foster care system is struggling to mind the children.