Unravelling the “Choiceless” Choice of Addiction :

All the time addicts hear, why cant you just stop? Why do you choose to live that way? You’re loosing everything, how can you not care? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has created a manual of all mental disorders DSM is the standard tool for mental health diagnoses, including substance use disorder (SUD). The APA… Continue reading Unravelling the “Choiceless” Choice of Addiction :

The last day I saw my best friend…

We met way before my addiction took place and took over. You became my ride and die from the very first moment we met. Best friends or love of my life would be some the words I would use to describe you but they don’t even do it justice. You were one of a kind… Continue reading The last day I saw my best friend…

Milestone: One Year Sober

If someone was to ask me “Will you ever get clean from heroin?” a year ago today, I would probably say no. I came to a point where I just accepted the lifestyle of a drug addict and thought I was going to be living the rest of my life under heroins spell. One year… Continue reading Milestone: One Year Sober

Five Songs That Help in Early Recovery

Music in early recovery was an essential tool to assist me through this lifestyle change to sobriety. Music that had depth, meaning, and were powerfully positive are able to help shift your perspective on the world around you. Taking me out of my head of with all the triggers and cravings, music was an assistance… Continue reading Five Songs That Help in Early Recovery

Living life on lifes terms, sober…

In sobreity or just in life itself, we are just figuring out who we are and what we like while life continues to continue. The good and the bad, all at once. For me, it has been extremely overwhelming but also rewarding at the same time. Using my new coping skills I’ve been learning in… Continue reading Living life on lifes terms, sober…

Some of my history…

Living Life Heroin Freeā€¦ Seems simple for the people who never have experienced the pure hell of heroin addiction, but for the ones in recovery, we know the hardships of active use and the blessings of recovery.  I wanted to share some of my personal life story to help erase the stigma of heroin addiction,… Continue reading Some of my history…