It’s what I advise a lot of parents to do: it’s just the hardest thing that you can ever do—but if you want to save their lives it’s what you’ve got to do: it’s tough love.
Being involved in peer support groups—with people who knew exactly what it was like to work in a setting with access to medications—was the key for me to be able to get solid in my recovery.
I always wanted my music to help someone, and now I have that chance.
Too many lies and too much pride, / But from the truth, even with their masks, they cannot hide.
I'm writing to let you know that you are not alone.
As I continue down this path and on my way, / I confidently take life's challenges day by day; / As my future looks brighter and I start to hope, / That anything is possible, and within my scope.
It's the iridescence that remains behind his eyes, buried somewhere / and the person willing to grab a shovel and dig / he'll be back when he realizes this is his moment to glow
I wake every morning with a smile upon my face
and fall asleep every night knowing the addiction
I have endured will have died
The Movable Project, a grassroots digital archive of recovery stories, housed at Marshall University, recently announced the winners of the 2022 Recovery Writing Contest, a partnership with the New Ohio Review, a national literary magazine.Read more