Posts tagged Cocaine

Grateful for My Life 7 Years Clean

Grateful for My Life 7 Years Clean

If you ask me to describe my life now the words that jump out at me are happy, content, grateful and peace. Rewind 7 years and ask me the same thing and what words come to mind? Terrified, lonely, dark, hell, hopeless, sad… Quite a change isn’t it? So I bet you want to know […]

Freedom to do ANYTHING! Substance Abuse Recovery

Freedom to do ANYTHING! Substance Abuse Recovery

I got drunk for the first time at age 13 at a teenage drinking party in Avalon, NJ.  There was a large punch bowl filled with grain alcohol jungle juice and I was eager to try alcohol, as it was a constant in our household growing up.  I wanted to be cool and fit in […]

To Hell and Back- Recovery

To Hell and Back- Recovery

From a very early age I had to teach myself how to cope, and “my ways” were of course all the wrong ways. I was robbed of my innocence at 9 years old when my uncle started molesting me and it went on for years, as I suffered in silence, completely alone, and very confused. […]

Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle

My parents divorced when I was twelve and abandoned me. I quickly looked for something to numb the pain. I started hanging out with older kids that accepted me and found they knew where to get alcohol. Alcohol made me forget about my parents splitting up. I started drinking often by age thirteen. By age […]

My Story – A Courageous Battle with Bipolar

My Story – A Courageous Battle with Bipolar

Since I can remember, I always knew there was something different about me. The older I got, the more I realized that I was not like “them.”