Posted by on July 23, 2018

  1. Melvin Keil
    October 11, 2018

    The best part of being in recovery is that there are so many options don’t be afraid to try things that you have never done meet some new people that can help you to start making positive changes

    • Michelle Keil
      October 11, 2018

      Absolutely, building a support network is HUGE!

  2. Eli Heckman
    October 11, 2018

    The only thing I’m changing is everything. The best way for me not to go back to using, is to build a new life where it’s easier not to use then to go back to the hell that I’ve come from. Making daily meetings, haveing a sponsor that I can trust an confide in.
    Also finding a awesome group of men and women that I can closely relate to so i can share my burden. Recovery should not be a lonely process after all my addiction was a very lonely existence. So now in my new life in Recovery I strive for connection to other like-minded individuals that are truly working on themselves. so that we may grow together after all this is a we program.

  3. Kristi Lynn
    October 11, 2018

    Good job, Eli! Huge steps are not easy, but the necessary steps are always the biggest to take. As you move forward, the old ways and thinking dissipate and maneuvering through life gets easier.

  4. Kenny Irwin
    November 8, 2018

    My name isKenny. I’m in recovery in Ohio. I live with my beautiful wife and family. I’m lucky. LUCKY! I am a heroin addict. I want to HELP. OTHER addicts, myself, my family. I love the name of your foundation. I’m a technology idiot and not real good at this type of communication. I’m reaching out because I want to and I feel I need to. I would love to talk with anyone in this foundation that could give me some direction. I’m very passionate about staying sober today and helping others like me. Would like to know the next step ,if any advice from any of you from this real foundation, this seems to be a real group of fucking good people could give me. Thank you.

  5. Randall P
    November 9, 2018

    All we can do is keep trying. I am now 43 years old, a heroin addict in recovery but also a chronic relapsed. I first started using at 19, 24 years ago now. I managed to stop using at 22 and had almost 15 years without heroin and relapsed and have been using for the better part of the last 7 years. I feel for everyone with this thing, we all know the struggle. I had a professional white collar career, am educated and all of that…but always lurking in the background was that gutter punk junkie and it came back to the surface and took over my life one more. I am in treatment now and currently on sub maintenance, as a chronic relapsed. I know and fully understand the underlying reasons that I started using and still use, and until I can deal with those properly a lasting sobriety is going to be very difficult. Isolation and lonliness are a bitch, and only aggravated by all of the bullshit, hustling and lies that makeup a junkie lifestyle and lead to that shame that makes you further isolate from your people…those that will stick by you through all of your bullshit, anyway. I never expected to be here, almost 44 years old and covered in all of the scars of a life of addiction. Fuck heroin, for real. At least my girl got away from it, and consequently away from me, but that is for the better. It gives me something additional to strive for and the purpose I often feel lacking. Keep on fighting

  6. Randall P
    November 9, 2018

    Chronic relapser…damn phone

  7. Renee Gill
    November 11, 2018

    Started using heroin at age 11 forward to 22 years of hell and I get on suboxone n have spent the last 10 years hooked on that , can’t get off . Feel I will be on it for the rest of my self . So yeah I’m not shooting up or doing anything illegal but I’m still dependant n at risk of relapse at any time cause if the suboxone for whatever reason is gone I’ll be going through withdrawal . I’m 34 yrs old with 2 kids , just trying to survive

  8. Crystal Nobles
    November 14, 2018

    Renee Gill…im going threw same feelings with methadone
    Sat makes 8 years iv been at clinic…have not failed a drug screen since 2010 but i know im dependant upon this medicine but scared shitless to come off…iv earned every take home possible, go to my one on ones, my call backs n i stay clean but now batteling with this feeling of am i really considered “clean” n how do i kno im ready to get off this.
    I feel u, praying for u

  9. Kristi Lynn
    November 19, 2018

    What amazing stories… For those using MAT, please know that with the right guidance from a physician, a slow taper is possible – as these are intended and not meant for long term use. It has become a trap for many. Then finding a doctor to help with a taper correctly proves to be a difficult task when one desires to do so. Many also attempt to taper too quickly which can cause a relapse in itself.
    Finding the will and ability to utilize life saving medications is a must for those willing. Harm reduction works and many are proof of this. But sadly, society is full of its own judgment and division which hurts those living, breathing and grateful. It has been the cause of too many lives lost.
    It is your life, your battle, your recovery. No one knows what you’ve experienced between then and now, nor can a person adamantly tell you you’re wrong for surviving.
    Just know this: There are those who understand and do not judge. Keep these kinds of people in your circle. Forward steps are progress, big, small, and in between.