MEET THE MAN BEHIND
THE ADDICT'S DIARY
My name is Kevin Alter and I am the founder of The Addict’s Diary. I struggled with substance use disorder from the age of seventeen to twenty-seven. When I got clean I noticed that there was a general misconception of the addict. I wanted to change that, so I did my best to humanize addiction. I wanted people to see us for who we really are. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I wanted to break the stigma, inspire people, educate students, and save lives all with stroke of a keyboard. I decided to take the reader along with me on my journey. I put my all into and it worked. Yes, I have been a client at over 29 inpatient treatment centers in my life. I also have had the privilege of living a clean and sober life for the last few years. The privilege of speaking in front of twenty-five thousand students. The privilege of sharing my words with millions of followers. And most importantly the privilege of sticking my hand out to the still sick and suffering addict or alcoholic.