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The Reconstruction of Ryan Leone

“I try to pinpoint the moment when I started to die instead of live, when I became the bad guy…

Dear Son: The Letter I Would Have Sent Had I Known Opioids Would Take Your Life

Hi sweet boy. Today is nineteen months of life without you and it’s so hard. I spend a great deal…

There Are Two Ways Out Of Addiction

As an addict,  I always lived a double life.  Maintaining some sort of class and elegance in my relationships,  dependable…

Recovery when your family doesn’t understand addiction

Brad was twenty-two when he decided that his life had become outrageously unmanageable.  He had been work to late…again, and…

Our Memories Smell Like Heroin

More than eight million children have at least one parent who is addicted to alcohol or drugs. This number includes…

A mothers journey after her sons addiction

We’ve all heard the saying, Life Goes On. It wasn’t until this year that I really felt the impact of…

My Son Is A Blessing, But He Doesn’t Keep Me Sober

The first time I got pregnant, it was 2004 and I was almost 21. I was deep in my active…

Be a hero just for one day 

JUST FOR TODAY I WILL EXERCISE MY SOUL IN THREE WAYS: I WILL DO SOMEBODY A GOOD TURN, AND NOT…

Cravings cravings everywhere, but not a drop to drink

24 years ago I lived to drink and drug. From the time my eyes opened until they closed, each day,…