Valeria Castaneda

25 Jan 2022

What Alcoholics Anonymous Taught Me About God

Alcoholics Anonymous taught me that there is inherent vulnerability in honesty and I’ve only seen my life improve as a result. Being real feels good because I’m confident in what I say is my truth and I think that’s very honorable. I don’t want to be thought of as a

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18 Jan 2022

What Recovering From Anorexia Is Like

TRIGGER WARNING This is the third time that I’m in residential treatment for my eating disorder and it seems more difficult than the other times. Okay, maybe that’s not true. The first time was the worst. Learning how to eat again and becoming an intuitive eater was difficult when I

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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11 Jan 2022

I Fell In Love With A Coke Dealer

TRIGGER WARNING: I was visiting my friend Zach one day. The house was empty, whoever had been living there had moved out and Zach was squatting in one of the bedrooms while he repaired some things around the house. I was walking through the house when the door suddenly swung

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04 Jan 2022

Why I Relapsed On Heroin

TRIGGER WARNING It seemed like everything was crumbling around me. I was losing control of myself and there was nothing I could do to keep myself from spiraling. I felt like I was losing my mind. I had been beaten down to my breaking point. I couldn’t recognize the girl

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28 Dec 2021

What I Learned After Eating Ten Grams Of Magic Mushrooms

TRIGGER WARNING My friend Jasmine and I get into my car and she starts driving towards Oakland. I’m nervous about eating ten grams of mushrooms, I’ve only ever dosed myself with as much as five before so I’m anxious about going into uncharted territory. I’m thinking about how insane what

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21 Dec 2021

Psychedelics May Have Cured My PTSD

Written By Valeria Castaneda TRIGGER WARNING I’m not a medical doctor and I’m not licensed to give any medical advice, the following is my personal experience with psychedelics and what I’ve gained from using them. I’ve always been keenly interested in the world of psychotropic drugs but after experiencing a

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