Depression Was My Gateway Drug

Why I treat my depression like an addiction, not a disease

Shy Am I
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readDec 19, 2023

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The way they introduce addiction to kids in school is pretty nonsensical, at least it seemed that way to me. The curriculum portrays addiction as some sort of poisonous plant, teaching kids that as long as they don’t touch it, they’ll be fine. It designates some random scapegoat like marijuana or cigarettes as a…

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Shy Am I
Human Parts

I write about my experiences with depression and mental health. I also rap a bit. :)