It’ll Get You Well

‘It’ll get you well’ is an expression used by heroin addicts and dealers to indicate that a ‘brand’ of dope will not get you high, but it will stave off dope sickness, thereby making you well. Charlotte,​ ​NC​ ​2014 How​ ​can​ ​I​ ​describe​ ​the​ ​particulars​ ​of...

Heroin to Heroine

Dope sick. For the better part of a decade, I battled opiate addiction. My struggle started like it did for many addicts: OxyContin (OC), in the early 2000’s, flooded the streets of Atlanta. I was 19, living without caution or consequence after leaving the structure...