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A Birthday I Never Thought I'd See

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A Birthday I Never Thought I'd See

As I published this on an anonymous FaceBook account, I thought to myself, "Am I really doing a recovery storytelling platform any good, if I can't even bare to speak about the day I was born?" And truth be it all that I never thought--born or not--that I'd be alive at 28, fearing 30, or planning a future with the most loving, caring, supportive, and beautiful wife in the World! But, here I am. And as you hear the irony of my life spin out of control through triggers, happiness, self-worth, anger, despair, and embodiment of mind, body, soul pains,...

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Music Saved My Life!

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Music Saved My Life!

My mom always asked me some pretty off the wall shit! I brushed it off; most of the time. Typically ignoring it, well, because I was a rebellious little shit! Who wasn't? And if you're reading this, I'm sure you know... But, when it came to music, my dad and I were besties! Hehe!I'm sure the drums, clattered with double bass and a constant barrage of cymbals breaking were enough to drive any woman up the walls! On top of it, she'd make excuses to use that time for shopping, while I played a meager 9 hours a day (when...

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How I Achieve Serenity: Finding Purpose with my Heart

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How I Achieve Serenity: Finding Purpose with my Heart

In all of my writings towards recovery, at least in recent times, have contained what seems to be more than just the term serenity; but an entity as well. And for me to be accurate enough to what I find most inspiration, any sort of prolific writer that holds influence draws perspective from their own life. So if you had a hunch that serenity and the emotions involved in how I portray my dedications to such a form is in fact not just a person, but, the relationship I hold to them, then you are most definitely correct. In fact,...

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How I Got My Start Advocating!

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How I Got My Start Advocating!

I advocate education in recovery! Without it, I don't think I'd be the man that I am today. So when I had a few years clean and sober, finally mental (somewhat) stable, I packed my bags and got the hell out of Dodge! I moved north for school and really had no one to rely on but keeping myself straight! But, the professors became my best friends. I was granted to first become a college tutor but then joined 6 international honor societies, made 3 key note speeches on addiction and drugs, and have been in the newspaper every year...

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Recovery for YouTube

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Recovery for YouTube

Let's keep it short and sweet! Which is what I can't seem to do when I start talking. I do a lot of talking, but, I've been told that it 'works for me.' Especially when people who struggle from addiction are already incredibly intelligent people and sometimes our minds are our own worst enemy! But don't let that fool you. If honed in the right way, we can do incredible things with our voices. This is exactly why I am bringing my voice to a different platform, on a more regular basis!I feel that once you've visited my site enough...

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