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addicted

Updated: Mar 27

I was addicted to Klonopin. 2mg.


I was addicted to pills. Anything in an orange bottle with a pharmaceutical label. I had access to pills spilling all over the place, and I'd check to see: Clonazepam, Loratab, Oxycontin, Morphine, Adderrall.


The Klonopin started as a remedy to treat anxiety. Mixed with the marijuana I already like to smoke, and the alcohol I occasionally liked to drink of Fridays, I was asking to die. I'd chase the pills with vodka/juice and marijuana.


I couldn't get higher.

I didn't want to be addicted.

I didn't want to be in this world.