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Hopeless addict

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Hopeless addict

I'm Tommy and i'm an addict. I grew up with a good family, and took a path which took me to places I didn't want to be. I was homeless and in and out of institutions. I started using young and did things I said I would never do. As my disease progressed so did the substances actions and behaviors. I had lost all power and control over my addiction. Today is a lot different, but before I could never picture my life without the use of drugs and alcohol. I thought life would be boring. That was a lie I told myself. I have a good life now without the use of drugs and alcohol, and am truly blessed. I just wanted the pain to stop along with the consequences we encounter in active addiction. There is a better way to live, all u need is the desire to stop.

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

Guest Book


1. Tara
Jane, Thanks so much for the feedback and feel free to email me directly; I can use the help to get this Enrichment program off the ground! Take care,
2. Jane Munzell
Tara, I was so glad to see the link to this article in Bulldog Bytes. Thanks for taking the time to care about our kids and volunteer your time to create great programs for parents at Blue Ridge. I so look forward to being part of your programs and teaming with others to keep our kids on the right path! Your description of your son's first week was right on, it made me roar. Keep up the great work.
3. Kimmy
hi i just wanted to let you know that you are very strong for what you went through. i went through hell and back but there is always someone out there with it worse off than me. and i know and knew that
4. Mike B
i have found that if i let people know the real me the more comfortable i feel with being me.the way i lived in my addiction was not even living..i merely my own world Today ..i live in OUR world.and it is a wonderful one!!
5. Mary
I too thought that life without drugs would be boring! I use to look at those working their 9 to 5 job and thought "they have got to be miserable!" But now that I'm doing the 9 to 5 job life I know that they were not miserable but content and happy because I am! You're on the right path! When the down days come just remember how life was and how you are today! Be blessed and stay strong!