Jessica Fraley Before and After

Meet Jessica Fraley

Jessica Fraley grew up in a house where addiction was normalized. We discuss her experiences, talk about drug education, and share a little on her vision.

Addiction in Sports: The OD Movement

Sports and Life an 8 Year Hiatus

One of the unforeseen consequences of habitual substance abuse comes from addicts commonly losing interest in the things that once brought them joy.  It’s been eight years since I watched both the deciding game in the Stanley Cup and the…

Dope is Unbearable: The OD Movement

Why Stopping Drugs is Unbearable

The question, "What happens to heroin addicts when they quit cold turkey, and why is it so unbearable?" popped up on my Quora feed the other day. This post is taken, in part, from my response. There are different levels…

What's Rehab Like

What’s it like to be in Rehab?

Most people have no idea what to expect, I didn’t, when entering rehab the first time.  In short it’s summer camp. I attended Brighton Center for Recovery, the very same program as Marshall Mathers in July, 2014.

The Spectrum of Drug Use

The Spectrum of Drug Use

What do you think are the differences between drug use, chemical dependency, and addiction?  Are there differences? What’s your opinion? My take is this: there are significant differences between the three and, when viewed as a whole, they make up the spectrum of drug use.