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Addicted to Music Pt. 6: Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

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Addicted to Music Pt. 6: Ricky Byrd of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

It's awesome to be able to do what I do with writing, and my lifestyle of full fledged recovery and sober success. But there are certain times, like this one, where you're beyond humbled... Take this recent situation where a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member--Ricky Byrd, the guitarist from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts--sends you a picture of him in your shirt that says "CLEAN"/Addicted to the Clean Life, on it. Also not knowing who he is at that specific time, besides the name he used on Instagram; "Ricky Byrd's Clean Getaway." Which so happens to be the...

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Dear Mom, Thanks for Saving My Life 7 Years Ago...

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Dear Mom, Thanks for Saving My Life 7 Years Ago...

Dear Mom, Christmas wasn't always an easy time for us. In fact, 7 years ago, at 2 A.M., was when you fell to your knees and sobbed when I showed you the needle marks on my arms, twitching like crazy saying the words we never thought we'd hear again: "I relapsed..." This was the day that I thought you'd never want to see me again, too. The day I broke your heart. But the day that I had realized everything needed to change. And because of you, it did. This was also the time that Dad had bribed a halfway...

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Six Years Clean and a Merry Christmas!

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Six Years Clean and a Merry Christmas!

Today was my six years clean and sober, in recovery, and one of the best days that I’ve had in a long time! It was also Christmas, and sobriety was a great present to myself, as well as others. I wasn’t only rejoicing for me but I was rejoicing for the sanity of my mother and health of my father. Frankly, this was the first year that one, or both, of her sons hasn’t spent in the hospital. That alone is a blessing. But to say that I’ve been actively working on my recovery for six years now is a...

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3 Safety Precautions in Early Recovery

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3 Safety Precautions in Early Recovery

Every parent wants to know two things when they have a child or loved one just getting clean or into recovery for the first time. They want to know, “What could I have done different?” and the next most asked question is “Where do I go next to help prevent this from happening again?” It ...

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Reminding Herself How she got through her Son’s Addiction

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Reminding Herself How she got through her Son’s Addiction

I was sitting inside with my one son watching a movie of a girl who was supposedly possessed. I found my son to be more intrigue with the movie for the fact that the girl was suffering from addiction and not because she was possessed. He seemed to be overly fascinated with the drug induced ...

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