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Chapter 1 and 2 Of My Book On My Addiction To Opiates »

I have passion for life. A few years ago I was addicted to Oxycodone, and on a mental death bed. Every second of life was horrid and I felt I…

Mar 21 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Storm On »

Went out to see a friend tonight and on my way home driving was hit with one hell of a storm. It was coming down so hard that I decided…

Jun 23 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

Live It. RIP DP and Pop-pop »

It’s 3:11am on July 25, 2012. It’s been a very rough day. I went to visit my Pop-pop (grandfather) at hospice. He has been battling Alzheimer’s for quite some time…

Jul 25 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »
Getting Help

New Supplements and Vitamins From VitaminSupport.com »

VitaminSupport is proud to announce some new supplements to break clean from unhealthy habits and dependencies: CaffeineSupport is an all…

Nov 4 2016 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Big Picture »


Why are you doing this is a very common question I receive. Here is my answer to any who are…

Oct 4 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »

Don/Mac »


The door slammed shut and I dusted the dirt off my hands. Reached for my phone like countless other times…

Sep 25 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »
Addiction Recovery

Motivate Your Mind For Happiness After Opiate Addiction »


All of our lives have ups and downs. Keeping a positive mental attitude (PMA) can make the difference between happiness and depression. For a good part of my life I battled severe depression. Always had this shit eating grin on my face and seemed very…

Jul 15 2013 / Comments Off / Read More »

What If My Whole Life Has Been Wrong? »

Don’t get to the point where you’re living a lie. Don’t arrive at your death bed and ask yourself, “What if my whole life has been wrong?” Find YOUR purpose now and make a difference. Imagine that today something tragic happens to you.  Imagine your…

Mar 2 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »

Where Have I Been? »


Hey everyone,     Hope all is well out there in your reality!  I haven’t posted in about a week.  Had to take some time to myself to reflect on where I am going and re-caliberate what direction I am heading.  I had to reset the…

Dec 8 2010 / Comments Off / Read More »

Getting Past Judgement »


When you are faced with rough times, doesn’t matter what the topic, far too many times we fear what it will look like to others.  We fear being judged as an object of failure and that people will look down on us or label us…

Nov 3 2010 / Comments Off / Read More »

The Suicidal Battle »


I  have had the privilege of coming within inches of my own demise.  Most people wouldn’t usually see it as a blessing but I can’t imagine it any different. Being so close to something so cement and so final, and turning it around, enabled me…

Sep 16 2010 / Comments Off / Read More »
Staying Clean

A Cold Rainy Night »


Capturing a feeling, a moment in time where things feel perfect is hard to do, especially on paper, or in this case screen. Tonight I…

Oct 29 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »

New Direction »


I haven’t written in awhile.  In fact, I haven’t really even thought about writing.  For the first few months of my recovery, writing really helped…

Sep 21 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »

A Life Worth Living »


The past week has been an emotional roller coaster. After the video that Greg Lassik and Nick Cucci published, my life has been going a…

Sep 12 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »
Opiate Addiction Stairway

Rise Above It

A little over 2 years ago I decided to put myself out there. Took a chance at facing a lot of adveristy, a TON of negative messages and emails from people I knew and strangers. It…

Jan 18 2012 / Read More »
Opiate Withdrawal possible

What Is Possible?

A thought, a dream, your passion.  We all have ideas of what can be done. What each of us would like to accomplish.  We usually keep these ideas to ourselves for fear of trying to pursue…

Dec 18 2011 / Read More »
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Finding Yourself After Getting Clean of Opiates

A few moments in your life stand out. Moments that will never leave the memory. They either are life changing, traumatic, or sometimes they have no meaning at all and you can’t figure out why the…

Mar 7 2014 / Read More »

Learning Never Ceases

This past weekend was one hell of an experience.  I learned a lot about myself and the people in my life.  Made new friends and got to see some people push their minds and bodies to…

May 18 2011 / Read More »
Rehab Stories

Always Do What You Are Afraid To Do.

The Title of this post is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Ralph really knew what he was talking about or so we will come to find out this weekend.  I’m getting a lot of messages…

May 11 2011 / Read More »
Home Remedies

Home Remedies For Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate addiction is a mental and physical dependence on a natural opium or synthetic drug such as Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Heroin, Codeine or any other opiate based drug. Opiate withdrawal is not a pleasant experience – side…

Mar 21 2014 / Read More »

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