Break the Stigma

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drug addiction has not only taken hold of, but it’s taken over people in our community in my lil corner of the world, just like many other communities in other lil corners all over the world.… Continue reading Break the Stigma

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. I recently went to talk to a group of addicts with another recovering addict. What we discussed after I shared my story is the reason I write this… Continue reading Hope

Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Written November 6, 2016(edited 2017) In light of a speaking engagement I have tomorrow I thought I’d post this. For those of you old enough to remember, the title is a little wink and nod to that song to the Who. This song popped into my head because I used to call it my anthem… Continue reading Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Death Of An Addict

Written April 9, 2017(edited Aug 30, 2017) In memory of Mike and Heather I’d like to take a few moments of your time if I may. Some of you know me, some of you don’t, and some of you who do know me…well, you don’t know me that well. I am a grateful recovering addict.… Continue reading Death Of An Addict

Asking for Help

“From what I’ve seen, it isn’t so much the act of asking that paralyzes us – it’s what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one.” ~Amanda Palmer… Continue reading Asking for Help

My Story

Written August, 2015(edited 2016, 2017) In light of the drug epidemic that has swept the country, and the world, I wanted to share this. I don’t think that one area of the world is worse than another because the loss of any life is always bad, especially young life. I write this in no way… Continue reading My Story

“Who Is An Addict?”

You may be wondering why I am writing again about addiction. It’s my hope that when I write about addiction I can bring a little more awareness to this disease. There is a lot of stigma attached to it. Maybe what I share will give the addict reading this that hope shot they need to… Continue reading “Who Is An Addict?”