After Addiction, I Found Recovery And Purpose Through Music

My name is Nate aka Gunsmoke. My recovery date is August 25, 2015.

I started using at the age of 13. Growing up in a family of addicts using seemed normal. In 2008, I had my first child but that did not stop my use. In 2015, I decided to try a new way of life and with only 16 days clean in treatment, my uncle was shot and killed over a drug deal. It was then that I realized things need to change.

Today, I dedicate my time to helping others the way people in recovery helped me. Now, I rap about recovery and addiction and put on recovery events for my community.

I have started a page on Facebook called “RYD Ent: which stands for Recover Your Dreams. Music was my dream before addiction took over – and now because of recovery I am accomplishing my dreams.

My message is simple: that ANYONE can recover their dreams and have a life beyond their wildest dreams. You can check out my music at or look up “RYD Ent” on Facebook. I also have a new YouTube page ‘Gunsmoke ryd ent’.

I may not know you but I can truly say I love and believe in you. WE CAN AND DO RECOVER!!!