The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic JOS, Nigeria – Bolu and his parents sat frozen in the car. Sweat was pouring down Bolu’s back, and he knew it wasn’t just the effects of suddenly coming off the tramadol and the codeine and the booze...

ARCA Experience

I would highly recommend Arca Jhb to any substance user that would like to make a change in their life. The counselling and treatment provided at Arca is excellent. The rehabilitation helps you overcome your addiction in a healthy way. You learn how to cope and deal...

A Single Step

What is Recovery? Why would an addict choose to leave their drug of choice? Why go through the pain? Most addicts feel the loss of their drug as a non- addict feels when they go through the death of a loved one, or the break-up of a close relationship. In such cases...

War Story

Many years ago I was fortunate enough to listen to a friend of mine share his life story. During which he quoted from a book that I cannot remember. In the story, within a story, he spoke about a soldier. It was World War 1, trench warfare was the nature of the day. 2...

The Early Years by David Biggs

My task to write about my life before drugs has proved to be more challenging than originally thought. Before drugs….before I realised I was an addict? Before my first drug? Before I showed the signs and symptoms of an addict? Before I felt the inner desire to rebel?...