Meet the writers
We are here to share with you the trials and tribulations we suffered through the winding road of addiction. From the depths of Hell to the light of recovery, we have finally made it.
We want to share our stories, our failures, our successes, and the lessons we have learned throughout our path to recovery. Our mission is to arm parents and family members with the knowledge to recognize and prevent their loved ones from falling victim to this tragic disease. We strive to offer support and inspiration to those already affected. We hope the afflicted find the salvation that we ourselves cherish today. Our lives have been spared. To show our gratitude for this gift we have made It our life’s mission to help others find their way to recovery. God bless and stay strong, we are here to help.
When people my age were moving into dorm rooms, I was moving into sober houses. I could never find someone whose story inspired me, someone I related to. I may look like your average kid, but looks can be deceiving.
For over ten years I was an intravenous drug user. I was homeless, broken, alone, and estranged from my family. When I walked into my 29th treatment center my therapist encouraged me to write about my experience with addiction. Initially, I laughed at her and thought, “What’s the point?” Out of fear, desperation, and pure arrogance I decided to pick up my notebook and give her a piece of my mind. Since then I haven’t been able to stop, and my life has changed significantly. Writing is the best way I know how to express myself. Writing is the best way I know how to teach. Writing is the best way I know how to inspire people. Writing is the best way I know how to save lives. If you find something you’re good at that enables you the gifts of expressiveness, inspiration, teaching, and saving lives then you keep doing it.
So, I decided to start The Addict’s Diary as my way of giving back. For years I took from people, today I live a life of service.
I got sober.
In a world where drugs and alcohol are so prevalent, I decided to put myself in between the grips of addiction and fight back. I write for the individuals, families, friends, and loved ones affected by alcohol/substance abuse. The ink spills from my heart and through my pen for an insightful experience of what I lived. I stand before you as one of your own. As a former student, athlete, child, and now a young person in recovery. My story is my own and I hope to reach not just one but the millions of people affected by the disease of addiction. My best friend Kevin created The Addict’s Diary and I am excited to be a part of it. Kevin and I have shared park benches, needles, and much of our stories are intertwined. I am thrilled to be a coauthor and continue our movement towards the demolition of the heroin epidemic.