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“Mom, Addiction is an Illness, Not a Weakness.”

These are the words my son said to me after a close family member made a comment during a discussion about a well- known musician who was asked to leave a rock band due to his addiction. “That guy just couldn’t get it together so they got somebody else to play.” The comment was said […]

Today, I Am 412 Days Sober - #VoicesProject

Today, I Am 412 Days Sober

I was raised in southern home where ladies didn’t speak unless spoken to, daddy was always right, manners were literally spanked into your bare ass when your words weren’t spoken correctly, lady chores – mainly in the kitchen – were taught while still sipping from a bottle, stockings and slips were always worn Sunday mornings […]

I Broke My Back and Lost My Way in Addiction. Music Gave Me A Path To Recovery. - #VoicesProject

I Broke My Back and Lost My Way in Addiction. Music Gave Me A Path To Recovery.

Hello everyone. My name is Logan Bruce and I am in recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. I’d like to say that my substance use derived from a rough childhood, but that simply is not the case. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio (just west of Cleveland) and my childhood was perfect. My mother and […]

Although Addiction Brought Me To My Knees, Recovery Helped Me Fall Up to a Better Life - #VoicesProject

Although Addiction Brought Me To My Knees, Recovery Helped Me Fall Up to a Better Life

My name is Terria Jean Walters, I am 44 years old. I live in Alaska and have since 1977 when my parents brought me here during the pipeline. I grew up in a home that was full of addiction, alcoholism and physical and sexual abuse. I had gotten high with my parents starting at the […]

One Bad Night Stole My Beautiful Jenny Rose. Heroin Poisoned Our Family. - #VoicesProject

One Bad Night Stole My Beautiful Jenny Rose. Heroin Poisoned Our Family.

I’m the mother of Jenny Rose. A young, beautiful girl who lost her life to heroin overdose. Jenny Rose’s addiction effected our relationship as a mother and daughter. It effected my marriage with countless arguments and sleepless nights. We, as parents, have now fallen victim to heroin. It took the life of our only child. […]