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  • Jordan Overcomes Past Trauma and Addiction
    Jordan Overcomes Past Trauma and Addiction

    Childhood Abuse and Opioid Addiction As a child, Jordan felt misunderstood and alone, eventually, leading to Opioid addiction. Jordan describes his upbringing as similar to that of an only child; his brothers are between 8-18 years older than him and were already living on their...


  • Andrew’s Addiction is a Disease
    Andrew’s Addiction is a Disease

    Drug Addiction Disease Andrew was raised in a stable home; his external circumstances weren’t the cause of his drug addiction disease. His parents had a healthy relationship, he was loved and well cared for. Moreover, his home was free from any childhood trauma or neglect....


  • John’s Drug Abuse and Meth Addiction
    John’s Drug Abuse and Meth Addiction

    Drug Abuse and Meth Addiction Drug abuse and addiction have been a part of John’s life since he was a kid. He grew up poor with a biker father in Louisiana. John was the smallest member of his family, so he felt that his life was rougher...


  • Chris’ Drug Relapse in Addiction Recovery
    Chris’ Drug Relapse in Addiction Recovery

    Drugs in High School Chris’ drug use started young and continued for many years before reaching his path to addiction recovery. What first started with Marijuana and Alcohol soon turned into prescription pills, Amphetamines, and depressants that he would steal from his mom. Before long,...


  • Debbi Finds Help for Drug Addiction
    Debbi Finds Help for Drug Addiction

    Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Debbi describes her experience growing up as a very unhappy childhood, which at some point turned into developing a drug addiction. Living in San Francisco, California, her home was part of the upper middle class and she attended a Catholic school....


  • Mike’s Addictive Personality to Faith Recovery
    Mike’s Addictive Personality to Faith Recovery

    Addictive Personality and Compulsive Behavior Mike’s addiction started out with magazines of women that he found in his dad’s garage at age 12. Although his addiction and addictive behaviors toward women began early on, Mike didn’t try cocaine until he turned 22. It wasn’t until...


  • Mike’s Percocet Addiction and Drug Rehab
    Mike’s Percocet Addiction and Drug Rehab

    D.A.R.E and Weed Effects From the beginning, Mike’s drug and Alcohol use was over the top; it was all or nothing. He shares with us that if he was to start his night out on Ecstasy, he would not stop until all of the drugs...


  • Finding the Solution to Drug Use
    Finding the Solution to Drug Use

    Growing Up with Drug Addiction Tiffany grew up in a home with both of her parents living in active drug addiction. Living in an addicted household, she experienced dysfunction in every aspect of her life. The dysfunction she lived with day in and day out...


  • TJ’s Near-Death Experience with Heroin Addiction
    TJ’s Near-Death Experience with Heroin Addiction

    Drug Addiction to Wasted Opportunities TJ’s drug addiction began around the age of 15.; before his addiction transpired, he talks about not fitting in. Growing up, TJ felt as if there was a bubble surrounding him that kept him separate from everyone else. On a...