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Oxycodone Addict (Recovering) Getting through Withdrawal

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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 […]

Why We Are Opiate Addicts

People ask me all the time what drives me to help others. Why I do it day in and day out. This post was written and posted almost a year ago. It has some answers as to why. The Face Of My Focus As with most times in my life, I made the best with […]

True Potential Of A Former Addict

Understanding your true potential is a scary thing.  What are our limits?  Do we really have any?  Or is the idea of limits an agreement by our society.  What is excepted as the norm or the extreme is decided by the whole of society.  What if they are wrong?  What if inside, you had a […]

Keepin The Fire Lit

Over time a flame will slowly go out.  In life, the desire to pursue and conquer great things can sometimes slow down due to this flame going out.  So how do you keep it lit?  This is a very tough question, at least it has been for me.  When I first started this site, I […]

What Happens When YOU Die?


One of the most fascinating topics that I LOVE to talk about is the topic of death.  The mystery behind the final ending we all will face.  It’s the ultimate parent, the voice over your shoulder at all times that says, “I would think twice about using your fork to get the bread out of […]

The Power Of Listening


I have never been known as a motor mouth, or outspoken.  I am usually the quiet one in the room.  It’s not that I can’t keep a conversation with someone, it’s actually quite the opposite,  it’s just that I have learned to listen.  I’m not talking about  half ass listening, but really giving 100% of […]



Frank and I slapped hands and hugged. I told him I was going to try to hit the sheets a little early, being as though my first day in rehab had been a little overwhelming both mentally and physically. Every night we went to bed at around 9 PM. It was a house rule that the […]

I Have Work To Do


  Seems like  every morning nowadays I wake up early.  No matter what time I hit the sheets, I am awoken at 6am.  My internal clock wakes me up and says, “Ryan you have work to do.”  That work is my passion and it’s this here writing.  It’s my voice to you, and it’s from deep in my […]

My Cover Is Unique


In today’s society, people have convinced themselves that they can judge anything and everything. We are our favorite critics. It seems that in every aspect, majority wins. Most people go with the flow in conversations with friends and acquaintances. People have an urge to fit in, be liked, respected by others. So that cover you […]

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