Jennifer Aniston’s portrayal of a chronic pain patient addicted to painkillers is convincing and heartbreaking–but where is the mention of treatment?
While the holidays are often joyous, they’re also notorious for setting off triggers for even the most even-keeled among us. #cheerschat
I think deep down I knew all along that I wasn’t a bad person in my heart. I just needed someone to tell me that I’m strong and good and worth loving—and Phoenix House told me that. Because they believed in me, I started believing in myself.
When my brother introduced me to heroin, it numbed everything else for me and made me forget all of the feelings of failure. I was caught up in the whirlwind of using drugs and lying, cheating, stealing to get more.
“These days I talk to my family all the time—my siblings and my mom. But I’m also still in touch with the folks from Phoenix House; they’ll be my “family” forever.”