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  • Using Cocaine and Prescription Opiates at a Young Age
    Using Cocaine and Prescription Opiates at a Young Age

    Troubles of Addiction and Drugs Precede Her Kelsey may have been predisposed to addiction even at birth. Her parents struggled with substance abuse, which always raises the chances for a child to also experience addiction. She was born with Alcohol Fetal Syndrome and was physically...


  • Staying Clean and Sober from Alcohol and Cocaine
    Staying Clean and Sober from Alcohol and Cocaine

    Early Introduction to Drugs The first time Darren smoked pot was in fourth grade — when he was only nine or ten years old. In seventh grade, he tried LSD and Cocaine for the first time. He fell in love with how Cocaine made him...


  • Finding a New Life After Meth Addiction
    Finding a New Life After Meth Addiction

    True Stories of Addiction: Matter After a very difficult childhood, feeling unwanted and unloved, Matter became addicted to Meth. His drug use became all encompassing; he was high from the moment he woke until the moment he went to sleep. While being high had become...


  • Finding a Better Life After Pain Killer Addiction
    Finding a Better Life After Pain Killer Addiction

    Identity Struggle Starts a Downhill Spiral Ronny always felt different from the other kids. When he got older, he realized that he had sexual feelings for boys instead of girls. His family is Mexican and Catholic, it was hard to accept homosexuality in their culture....


  • Finding Faith and Purpose in Recovery
    Finding Faith and Purpose in Recovery

    Early Encounter with Alcoholism and Abuse Mari had a difficult childhood with a father suffering from alcoholism and a mother who didn’t understand what alcoholism was. Her parents were abusive, to each other and the children. They didn’t talk about secrets in her family, and...


  • Never too Late: Charles’ Journey out of Alcoholism
    Never too Late: Charles’ Journey out of Alcoholism

    The Beginning of Alcoholism Charles struggled with an Alcohol addiction for many years. His story is testament that it is never too late to get the help you need and turn your life around. Back in junior high school, drinking was always a fun thing...


  • True Stories of Addiction: Educating and Inspiring
    True Stories of Addiction: Educating and Inspiring

    Inspirational Stories of Addiction and Recovery From wealthy suburbs to intercity neighborhoods, from responsible and healthy families to families filled with abuse, from adolescence to old age, addiction devastates the lives of many. There is hope, though, as millions have been able to crawl out...


  • From Deadly Addiction to Happiness and Health
    From Deadly Addiction to Happiness and Health

    True Stories of Addiction: Marc Using Drugs and Alcohol to Pacify Feelings of Rejection Marc always felt different than the other members of his big Italian family. He couldn’t read very well, he struggled in school and was diagnosed with a learning disability. When his...


  • Alcohol Abuse Ends with Self-Awareness and a Higher Power
    Alcohol Abuse Ends with Self-Awareness and a Higher Power

    Alcohol Abuse Starts Early in Life Patrick grew up in a good home, with parents who loved and cared for him. He went to a good school where he did well and was involved in sports. But even with so many positive things in his...