Ryan Donnelly's Blog

Chapter 1 and 2 Of My Book On My Addiction To Opiates


I have passion for life. A few years ago I was addicted to Oxycodone, and on a mental death bed. Every second of life was horrid and I felt I was left with only one option: suicide. I should be dead, but years later, after the shit storm of reality, I’m not. I’m not, that’s […]

Storm On


Went out to see a friend tonight and on my way home driving was hit with one hell of a storm. It was coming down so hard that I decided to pull up to the beach and watch it. I sat there in silence and listened to the thunder and watched the sparks of lightening […]

Live It. RIP DP and Pop-pop


It’s 3:11am on July 25, 2012. It’s been a very rough day. I went to visit my Pop-pop (grandfather) at hospice. He has been battling Alzheimer’s for quite some time now. As I looked at him laying in his bed I had many fond memories of this man come to mind. It made a sad […]

Write For Recovery, Write For Your Life.


People tell me all the time how much my blog and youtube videos have inspired them. This takes me back every time. See, when I meet someone new that is still suffering, or who is in the early stages of recovery, they always ask what my advice is to stay clean. EVERY SINGLE TIME, the […]

What Is Possible?


A thought, a dream, your passion.  We all have ideas of what can be done. What each of us would like to accomplish.  We usually keep these ideas to ourselves for fear of trying to pursue them and failing.  Worried of what others may think.  People will always be there to judge.  They will tell […]

Opiate Abuse: Shoutout To Shatter the Myths


Click Here To Join The First Addiction Social Network!!! Today, I’m giving a shoutout to educate teens about drug abuse. Monday is the start of the second annual National Drug Facts Week, and I’m adding my voice to spread a powerful message about drug abuse and addiction. Please take some time today to read more […]



Motivation I have found that alot of struggling addicts, including myself at one point, constantly search for a motivating factor to drive them forward to a clean life.  Recently, two guys I have been in contact with who are trying to get clean keep bringing this up so I thought it was a good time […]

The Big Picture


Why are you doing this is a very common question I receive. Here is my answer to any who are curious. My dream since being in treatment was to change the addiction community. I have dreamt of opening my own rehab facilities around the country since day one. Is money my goal? Haha not even […]



The door slammed shut and I dusted the dirt off my hands. Reached for my phone like countless other times each day to respond to texts and calls. My phone was lit up with the word “Voicemail” and I clicked select. The voice on the recording was a voice I knew well. A voice that […]

Kenny’s Mother


      September 24, 2011       We all have a story and within that story there are numerous chapters from the beginning of our story till the end.  This is one chapter in my story.  This chapter begins on May 25, 1983, Kenny.  7lbs 14 oz 22 inches of perfection, remarkable to […]

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