The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • Addicted? excerpt 8: The Girl Who Started Something

    July 18, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    The Girl Who Started Something 1982. Western Sydney. A living-room window is half open to the night. The crickets chirp outside. On the other side of the window, a little girl stares out into the darkness. She wonders if Santa’s reindeer will be coming soon. It’s Christmas Eve ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 7: We're All Removed

    July 11, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    We’re All Removed 2014. North Carolina. Thump. Something has hit the floor. Eric Pickersgill is lying in bed. His eyes open to find his hand empty, but gripping the ghost of the phone that was there a second ago. He’s fallen asleep staring into the digital abyss. His ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 5: Rendered Speechless

    June 27, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    Rendered Speechless I can still remember sitting with a particular client in a therapy session. It was relatively early in my psychology training, and this young woman had been coming in to work on a range of issues including drug dependency and anxiety problems. Over a number of sessions it ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 4: The Aftermath of Fear

    June 20, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    The Aftermath of Fear Researchers like Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a world expert in the treatment of trauma, have discovered that the most effective way to allow cortisol to pass through our bodies is through movement. Cortisol helps us fight or flee from danger, so its basic function is ...
  • Addicted? excerpt 3: Of The World But Removed

    June 13, 2018 The Noffs Team Comments
    Of The World But Removed Using heroin is like falling in love. It’s like that. Soft. It’s like something that wraps around you. Comforts you. Makes you feel calm, peaceful. Like everything about the world is right, you’re right. Everything is peaceful. ‘Such a relief! This is ...

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