Month

March 2018
Hello, this is my story about my son Torin who was a Heroin addict, I say was not because he is a success story but because he lost his battle with Heroin. Torin was the typical Southern California kid. Born and raised in Orange County, to middle class parents. Torin started sports when he was...
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The disease of addiction hit me young and hard. I was a painfully shy, insecure 13 year old in the 1970’s, when my parents sent me to live in NYC to go to a private school. At 14, I was introduced to marijuana, at 15, LSD and at 17 a man injected me with heroin...
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Huffing nitrous was my thing. Don’t get me wrong, I liked popping pills and smoking weed as much as the next addict, but inflating my lungs with freezing cold laughing gas really hit the spot for me. I huffed in my room, I huffed on the freeway, I huffed at the drive-thru – I’d huff...
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My name is Lee Ann McDaniel. My son Daniel was an addict. As some know, there is so much helplessness, frustration, heartbreak, and pain caused for the family and the person suffering. Finally, after several years of trying to get help, Daniel made the decision to go into a 90-day inpatient program. I was so...
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5 years and 2 months sober as of 3/1/18. I would love to tell you that I am loving life all the time and all things are great, but the reality is that the stressors of the responsibilities of life do have a negative effect on me. I occasionally get into an emotional and spiritual...
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Everyone has secrets. Maybe it’s part of human nature that drives us to sustain some sort of private habit. I started biting my nails at nine years old and never stopped. I had an eating disorder and self-mutilated at fourteen due to constant bullying. A year or two later it was marijuana, molly, ketamine and...
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My beautiful, intelligent, very loving 26-year-old daughter, Brittany Hallett, died on November 5, 2014 from alcohol addiction when I came home to find her eyes open, but I couldn’t wake her up. No parent should ever experience that or have to bury their child. She was a straight A student her entire life and into...
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I am a girl from the New Jersey suburbs, born into an Irish-Catholic family riddled with alcoholism and drug addiction. My parents grew up two blocks from each other, and raised my brother and I in the town that they grew up in. My dad worked for the Elevator Union and my mom was a...
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Today, I’m a Personal Trainer, Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, but most of all I think of myself as a Life Transformational Coach. In 2008, I was at my lowest low…depressed…out of shape…addicted to painkillers (snorting roughly 300-400mg/daily) and selling massive amounts of drugs. . My transformation began on Cinco De Mayo of 2008, I was...
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