189: What if you couldn't stop shining?

“That feeling that you get when you find out an important piece of information, that ‘aha moment’ was happening constantly. I felt as if somebody put my brain into a microwave.”


Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits


Episode Summary: Growing up in a home of abandonment and neglect, a teenager finds a grand, new reality in the rabbit hole of addiction until they can no longer find their way back.


Today’s guest prefers to remain anonymous, but if you’d like to reach out to them, you can email at artichoke.heart456@gmail.com


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Content/Trigger Warnings: psychosis, drug use, child neglect, childhood trauma, explicit language


Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

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