Articles tagged with: Eliza Player

News of a Dead Friend

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 08 May 2012.

Death in Addiction

This is a piece I wrote last June, after getting an email, bearing the news of another dead friend. I know that I have heard this sentiment from so many others. Sometimes, it just seems like they are dropping like flies. Almost all of them, seem to die from overdose, or from drugs or alcohol in some way. It makes my heart so heavy. And yet, it makes me incredibly thankful that tomorrow I will wake up to enjoy the sunrise. It makes me so thankful to breathe this earthly air. I am one of the lucky ones.

"Bomb-Ass Dope" and How It Changed My Life

Written by Eliza Player on Friday, 27 April 2012.

Heroin Addiction

Reading the article about an unusually high number of heroin overdose deaths in South Carolina, I was struck with a host of feelings and emotions. Officials believe these deaths could be attributed to a more pure heroin, and my mind started thinking about it all. I was transported back to one of my experiences with the "bomb-ass dope," and I realized that it changed my life.

Thinking Back to Desperation

Written by Eliza Player on Thursday, 26 April 2012.

Oxycontin Addiction

Reading a recent article about the crisis surrounding Oxycontin in Ontario, as the ban on the drug has put more and more addict's into a desperate position, my mind reaches back to the old days, and I remember the feelings of desperation. I relate to the tens of thousands of Oxycontin addicts suffering in Ontario, and I know that at one time I would have done anything to relieve the desperation, the sickness, the insanity. And I realize, they, too, will do the same.

Illegal Drugs

  • Heroin abuse at record-high levels in Twin Cities

    Heroin abuse at record-high levels in Twin Cities

    Heroin abuse at record high levels in Twin Cities- Heroin accounted for 10 percent of Twin Cities addiction treatment admissions, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Prescription Drugs


Opiate Treatment