Addiction stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

Arkadia Adams, troubled and testy teen, must defeat the darkness in the past before it destroys her future. Read More

Featured Review by Sue Harris

"I was so looking forward to reading this, and it certainly didn't disappoint. You took me on a wild trip, a magical journey of discovery, and ba..." Read More

It may not make sense to all but it is real and it is raw Read More

Tags: addiction, defeat

Following the life of Peter MacCallum, from his troubled beginnings and to all the joy and heartbreak that follows him throughout his life. Read More

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Comments: 4

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Can't escape you, even in my dreams. Read More
I have been to places I shouldn't have been to. Seen things that shouldn't be seen. Done things that shouldn't have been done. Said things that shouldn't have been said. Thought thoughts that shouldn't have been thought. This poem is dedicated to all those people struggling with some sort… Read More

Tags: pain, lust, addiction

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Comments: 1

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The Booksie Classic House

what goes up, must come down Read More
A partially completed script about a burnt out intervenionist who is employed by two men, Andy who represents the idealistic young generation of the sixties and Bill Taylor who represents the establishment. It is a love story and is about redemption. I need to know if it is any… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

The letter that started it all. I wrote this for my co-residents while at inpatient treatment for addiction in PA. It is dedicated to all of the friends I made there, all of my brothers and sisters in recovery and active addiction. And to my Colleen, a source of… Read More
a young woman in the midst of a devastating heroin addiction. a mother who no longer loves her husband. a father who feels disconnected and unaware. one family's story about heartbreak, healing, and the messy dynamics of mental health and intimacy. Read More

Tags: addiction

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Comments: 4

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The The Imaginarium House

Adam could not live within the constraints imposed upon him by his parents, so on his 18th birthday, walked out of the family home and into hell on earth. Read More
I wrote and published this in hopes that I am not the only one going through this. Read More

Tags: addiction

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The Booksie Classic House

The thoughts of a recovered addict. Read More

Poem / Romance

February 08, 2018

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The Booksie Classic House

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The Booksie Classic House

I shouldn't be doing this. But I had no choice. What else was there to do? It was the only thing that made the voices stop. Read More

Poem / Non-Fiction

January 09, 2018

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Comments: 1

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The Booksie Classic House

it comes disguised as beauty Read More
A Short Blurb On Addiction. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A little bit of truth mixed up with a lot of fiction. Read More

Short Story / Flash Fiction

December 04, 2017

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Comments: 3

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The The Imaginarium House

The end of a relationship leaves Saffie not only distraught, but in the grip of alcohol addiction. Can she get her life back on track? Read More
In the grip of active addiction this is the letter I wrote my mother trying to explain my slipping grip on reality. Read More
A short poem about a man and his addiction. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 26, 2017

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The Vintage Publishing House

Poem / Other

October 04, 2017

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Comments: 6

Shelves: 5

The Booksie Classic House

Poem / Romance

September 28, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

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The Booksie Classic House

The story of two people who unfortunately have a lot in common, the main one being a heroin addiction. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Asher Gray is a seventeen year old boy, who suffers a great loss. He finds himself in rehab to recover from a drug addiction. Soon after, Asher is consumed by the love of a toxic relationship. Read More

Tags: love, drugs, addiction

Hi, readers. This was supposed to be classified as a short story, so if you know how I can change it to that, please let me know. I've checked, but it seems I would have to delete everything and start over? It's okay though, live and learn!… Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 12, 2017

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Comments: 4

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The Booksie Classic House

A Flash prompt to write a poem in the POV of an unborn child Read More

Short Story / Memoir

September 11, 2017

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This was a short story task for a creative writing class I took. The task was to include a lullaby of some kind in the story and have it recited by a character. I chose to write about the possible effects of outsourcing in certain communities and how it… Read More

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The Silver Tongue House

Growing up with alcoholism and drug abuse. In and out of foster homes until placement is made permanent. How growing up in the foster system changes the meaning of sanity. Read More
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