My Mission:
To achieve immediate and lasting change in the lives of those affected by addiction.

My Journey

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

All I wanted My 13th Birthday is right around the corner. Friday night my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and this year I was ready. I usually said I didn’t know or really had to think about it. This year I had thought about it for over 6 months. Knowing...

My Childhood

Uncle Teddy

Uncle Teddy

My Uncle My Hope My mother’s brother, My Uncle Teddy. He is amazing! He was the type of man that any little girl would wish for as a dad. He was a teenager when I was born. He was around for the first few years of my life and tried to help Robyn and Joe with me...

Catch Up On My Childhood

My Childhood

My childhood, what a fucking mess. While being raised by addicts in some of my worse moments, I would ask why this was the life I was dealt. As I get older and realize more I understand this was not the life I was dealt, it was the life my parents chose to give me. I...

Joe My Alcoholic Father

Joe my alcoholic father, he was 19 when he married my mother. He was a good-looking guy at 6 ft, dark curly hair, and green eyes. He was a laborer particularly in carpentry, but a professional drinker. When I was around 5 yrs. old my father had another child, and I...

Robyn- My addicted Mother

The Victim My mother is a daughter of two addicts, a sister to an addict and an addict herself. She was pretty much on her own as a child, not educated, married by 17 and a mother by 19. Her biggest goal in life was to be NOTHING like her mother, she was going to be...

Dale

Dale My worst nightmare turned into my best friend My alcoholic and drug-addicted stepfather My stepfather Dale came into my life when I was around 3 years old. I hated him, he was the worst thing that could have happened at that moment, but to my mother Dale was...

Uncle Teddy

My Uncle My Hope My mother’s brother, My Uncle Teddy. He is amazing! He was the type of man that any little girl would wish for as a dad. He was a teenager when I was born. He was around for the first few years of my life and tried to help Robyn and Joe with me...

Lori

My Aunt Lori Attached to my mother came her crazy sister Lori. Lori is a thief, liar and a hypochondriac who self-medicates. This was easy for her as she worked in doctor’s offices as a medical biller. She would steal scripts, sample meds and or convince the doctor...

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me or defeated me…It has only strengthened me.”

-Anonymous

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