Alexis Neiers

  • Did Oprah Winfrey Actually Expect Lindsay Lohan to Find Sobriety on a Reality Show?

    I rooted for Lindsay when I heard she was starring in Lindsay, a reality show on OWN about her journey to recovery, but after watching a few episodes, I realized the show wasn't about sobriety—it was about a public execution.

  • A Pretty Wild Christmas

    During the 2010 holiday season, I wasn’t able to sit by a fireplace with my family—I was a heroin addict, and my disease was worse than ever. I expected to spend that Christmas getting high on black, but instead I was arrested and subsequently spent Christmas in rehab.

  • Please Don't Touch Me

    Nineteen years after I was first molested as a child, I finally filed a police report. I now understand that what took place is classified as rape, and I want to make sure what happened to me doesn’t happen to anyone else.

  • The Quaking Mess

    This week, I lost a childhood friend to drugs and alcohol. He was only 24 years old. My friend was a brilliant musician and talented artist, but he was also dependent on benzodiazepine to function. If he was in pain, my friend never spoke about it. All I know is that he liked to use the way that I did.

  • How Do We Solve North America’s Heroin Epidemic?

    Groundbreaking rehab specialist Dr. Gabor Maté believes current recovery methods are failing our youth. I couldn't care less about eating with Kim and Kanye, but I was dying to speak to Dr. Maté about how to solve our heroin problem.

  • Why Are the Millennials Screwed Up?

    Baby Boomers love to hate on the Millennials. They say we’re lazy narcissists because we have Instagram applications on our iPhones. This is obviously stupid, but it’s also obvious that the Millennials are a screwed generation. And guess what, Boomers have a lot to do with how messed up we are.