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White Drugs: Coke, Meth, Heroin, etc.

Boyfriend is addicted to meth

Dear Straight Talk: Please help. I am 22 and have been with my boyfriend for two years. He was the greatest person — that is, until some personal problems led him to try meth. He was instantly addicted. He is such a different person…

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Father’s love and courage teaches many

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: Twenty-one months ago, my 18-year-old son jumped to his death from the 720-foot-high Foresthill Bridge. He left for school that morning. At lunch, I got a call that…

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Former heroin addict shares life, death

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I am writing to “Desperate in Salinas” (JUL 15), the girl who was hiding her heroin-addicted boyfriend in her parent’s basement.…

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Heroin-laced cigarettes lead to deadly addiction

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I’ve been hiding my boyfriend in my basement bedroom because his parents kicked him out. What nobody knows is that he is addicted to heroin. We both began smoking…

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Heroin involved in girl-girl drama

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: I was best friends with “Abby” until she got new friends and started drinking and taking drugs. It scared me because my dad was a heroin addict…

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Living drug-free takes a village

Dear Straight Talk: I am disappointed in your response to “No longer Supermom,” whose daughter began drinking, smoking marijuana, flunking out of school, and had moved into her dad’s house where there were no rules. This…

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Zero tolerance: “white drugs” a darker side of dark

Dear Straight Talk: My 16-year-old daughter was a great kid until October when she suddenly moved to “the dark side.” She picked up a cigarette habit and began hanging with kids with drug and alcohol problems. She dropped out…

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Sometimes going to parents is the only choice

Dear Straight Talk: After reading the letter from “No name please” whose “perfect” brother was using cocaine and paying him to lie about it, I was reminded of when I was…

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When your “perfect” brother is selling cocaine

Dear Straight Talk: I have a problem that I can’t talk about with anyone. The problem is my brother. I’m a sophomore and he’s a senior and my parents think he’s the best kid in the world. He’s good looking,…

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Meth will swallow you whole

Dear Straight Talk: My boyfriend, 17, has a methamphetamine problem and I don’t know what to do about it. He used to be the nicest guy and now I’m so frustrated I cry myself to sleep.…

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