Is Tramadol an Opiate?

Is tramadol an opiate?

It has been very interesting to watch the conversation of pain pills morph over time.  When it started, I had no idea what anybody was talking about.  Because of my recent dependency, chronic illness and mental health crash, I know more about opiates and other prescription drugs then I ever thought I would. There is … Read more

Losing My Motorcycle, Losing Myself

Hilary on motorcycle in Arizona

What makes you who you are? Is it what you do? Is it your hobbies? Is it your friends, family? Sometimes I feel like this disease is slowly chipping away at who I am. First, it was my health. Then my work. Luckily both of those are healing right now. Then it was my friends … Read more

Have you ever wanted to die?


It isn’t a pleasant feeling. There seems to be no other answer.  Everyone seems to hate you, you can’t seem to do anything right, and it seems that the world would be better off without you. It is easier to sleep than exist. Every waking moment you are reminded why you shouldn’t be here, why … Read more