My name is JR and I’m grateful to be here. I struggled with drugs and alcohol for about 20 years, racking up numerous felonies and derailing a once promising life. I chose to follow my addiction blindly and it led me down a dark path that took me away from everything and everyone I loved. My family disowned me, my friends walked away, my only interaction was with those that shared my addiction and the dealers that I used. People judge us, but the real truth is that we judge ourselves. We believe we are unworthy, hopeless, that we deserve whatever happens to us. The lying, cheating, stealing…things that I would never have done, were all acceptable in the streets. Our own self-destruction is the only way out, or maybe that is exactly what our addiction wants us to believe. I bought it all, the t-shirt, the postcards, everything that my addiction was telling me. It breaks us down piece by piece until we are empty inside and then it demands more. Life as a addict isn’t the big party that society wants to paint, its about struggle, loneliness, anger, confusion, bitterness (towards the world). Its about losing everything, every physical possession, every fabric of our morals, character. We lose ourselves to the darkness and unfortunately some will never have a chance to find their way out. If you’re reading this now then consider yourself one of the lucky one’s, you have the chance to ‘rise up’ and be the ‘change’ that the world needs. I need you, the world needs us. Join the Revolution!!!
Published by jrweaver0
I'm the guy that lost everything...again. My addiction owned me, I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, I just didn't care about my life. My addiction had pushed me to the very edge of the abyss and was screaming inside my head to just 'let go.' But I learned something that day about me, that 'other' voice that was in the way back of my mind, you know the one that always managed to materialize at the worst moments to mess with our buzz? It was planting seeds in our mind's, it was trying to save us. Well that 'other' voice saved me. At my lowest moment I listened and realized the truth, I'm better than this. I applied to Charleston Drug Court, something that I didn't believe I could graduate, but guess what happened? I graduated in about 15 months with no sanctions. I learned that my past had made me stronger, my addiction couldn't continually use the same manipulation to control me anymore. I have found that Recovery has opened closed doors, I got my life back and have found peace, and I want to help the world find that same beautiful peace. That's the mission of recovery-revolution.org, to help addicts find their way back. We Do Recover, I'm living proof. View more posts