Addictions

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About Face

Essays on Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies of Addiction in Canada

About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face … 424 View
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On Opium

Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance

A groundbreaking meditation on pain, painkillers, and dependence from a prescription opioid user. Her writing has been described as "measured," "sensuous," and … 364 View
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Introduction

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The Introduction outlines the questions that this anthology seeks to answer: Who suffers from addictions in Canada, How can we better understand addictions, What are the steps forward in the … 4 $0.40 Add
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Prologue

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The author describes feeling trapped since her body began to turn against her many years ago, when she first started to suffer the intense joint stiffness and accompanying pain that would turn … 3 $0.30 Add
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My Life is Going Up in Smoke

From: About Face

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On Smoking. The essays in the first section of the book discuss substance abuse. These readings include personal accounts of struggles with addiction in all its forms. The authors in these … 8 $0.80 Add
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Opium Eater

The New Confessions

From: On Opium

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After years of being clawed by stiffness and pain the author describes clawing back the life pain took from her. She describes the effects of the opiates she takes for pain, the pain relief, and … 64 $6.40 Add
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Dear Alcohol

From: About Face

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On Alcohol. The essays in the first section of the book discuss substance abuse. These readings include personal accounts of struggles with addiction in all its forms. The authors in these … 4 $0.40 Add
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Saturn Devouring His Children: A Tale of Instability in Seven Parts

Death

From: On Opium

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This chapter describes the War on Drugs, and the illegal use of fentanyl by a person living precariously. It also includes an interview with the founder of Mothers Stop the Harm (MSTH) and … 51 $5.10 Add
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A Tale of Instability in Seven Parts

Limits

From: On Opium

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The author describes her writing life in relation to the chronic pain and stiffness of her disease and how, no longer depressed, she has stretched her own limits with opiods, and asks if she can … 23 $2.30 Add
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The Weekend Alcoholic

From: About Face

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On Alcohol. The essays in the first section of the book discuss substance abuse. These readings include personal accounts of struggles with addiction in all its forms. The authors in these … 6 $0.60 Add
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A Moment in Time

From: About Face

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On Alcohol. The essays in the first section of the book discuss substance abuse. These readings include personal accounts of struggles with addiction in all its forms. The authors in these … 5 $0.50 Add
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A Tale of Instability in Seven Parts

Vertigo

From: On Opium

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Through the metaphor and the physical condition of vertigo, the author describes a benign temporary condition of incapacitiating vertigo, an artist’s residency in Venice, and the experience … 13 $1.30 Add
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A Question of Spirit

From: About Face

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On Alcohol. The essays in the first section of the book discuss substance abuse. These readings include personal accounts of struggles with addiction in all its forms. The authors in these … 8 $0.80 Add
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A Tale of Instability in Seven Parts

Quake

From: On Opium

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As the author describes the upending of her life: the losses of the past months and years: her love, her family, her body, her work, her income, her freedom—treasured friendships, even. she … 15 $1.50 Add
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A Tale of Instability in Seven Parts

Monsters

From: On Opium

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The author describes what suffering does to her body and mind and how the effort required to transcend it makes her feel like a monster. While her condition allows her to walk and run but not … 14 $1.40 Add
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Pixie Dust and Everlasting Play

From: About Face

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On Alcohol and Narcotics. The essays in the first section of the book discuss substance abuse. These readings include personal accounts of struggles with addiction in all its forms. The authors … 4 $0.40 Add