Comments for: Matter of substance: Drug addiction as disease, not subject of shame

Posted Dec. 12, 2012, at 5:57 p.m.

Kenji Yamauchi spoke recently about his struggle with addiction, how he started with marijuana at age 13 before trying psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, methamphetamines, Vicodin and heroin. Now 23, he said this summer he overdosed for the second time. He watched friends die from drugs. He lost touch with …

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