Welcome to the Revolution

Welcome to the Revolution! Hi, I’m JR and I’m a person in long-term recovery
from mental health and substance use disorders. I remember believing that I
was ‘too far gone’ and that the destruction that I created during my active
addiction was beyond repair but let me tell you about the power of recovery.
Recovery works, our staff is walking, talking, living proof that you can turn
your life around and achieve amazing things. My last arrest was at our local
VA hospital on January 2, 2018, I was arrested, shackled, and led thru the
main lobby to a waiting patrol car. On May 27, 2022, I celebrated my 3 rd full
year of federal employment at the exact same hospital, that’s the power of
recovery. My story is only 1 small story out of the 23 million people
nationwide that have found recovery. My question to you, are you ready to
add your comeback story to the 23 million other stories?

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Changing the World

Over the past couple years I have written about addiction and recovery because I wanted to expose the truth about it and somehow make a difference in the way that society views those in active recovery and also active addiction. These are good people, these are your neighbors, maybe even your family members. People inContinue reading “Changing the World”

Invest in Yourself.

The biggest investment you will ever make is in yourself. What if I told you that because of your past you will be limited in how far you go in life? If you’re in active recovery then yes you are limited in how far you can go in life, and that limit isn’t set byContinue reading “Invest in Yourself.”

Drugs Courts Aren’t Failing Addicts, Addicts Are Failing Addicts

Drug Courts aren’t failing Addicts, Addicts are failing Addicts. https://medium.com/@jrweaver/drugs-courts-arent-failing-addicts-addicts-are-failing-addicts-6904870de91c The harsh truth is every participant comes into a drug court program wanting to change, that change can be a temporary fix or a life long fix. We just don’t know it yet. I pleaded into Charleston County Drug Court on 15 November 2017 withContinue reading “Drugs Courts Aren’t Failing Addicts, Addicts Are Failing Addicts”

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