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Lies of comfort in a little glass pipe

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I was a CRACK HEAD on and off for close to 22 yrs.
Sure, it started off quite innocently enough not too too much in the beginning?? then more and more??. more was never enough!
There was never enough party for me?? whether it was cocaine or alcohol?? hashish??pot??.crystal meth crack??there was never enough.
Drugs took me places I never thought I would go?? and do things I never thought I would do??
For many years night after night?? week after week?? I would wander the streets looking for ways to make money??
Stealing?? prostitution?? drug sales?? anything to get the next fix?? the next high?? the next ??let-down solution????
Nothing ever worked??
over 68 arrests and convictions countless birthdays and Christmas??s in jail??away from loved ones??children??.family??.
Inside I was screaming??.HELP ME!!!
Blamming everyone else for my mistakes and never accepting responsibility for my own actions??. I kept believing the lies in my head??that I was no good??that I didn??t deserve to be happy?? that I would be better off dead?? suicide / psych. wards seemed to be the next best thing??
Drugs took me to other cities, states, countries, and?even continents??. all with the same end result??
loneliness??the feeling of being broken?and regret??shame and guilt??
there is a way out??
I am living proof??.
I now study at McMaster University in Canada in the best Addictions program in the country.
I am married and have 3 step children and 2 children of my own.
Run a business and continue to seek ways in which to grow and pass on what has helped me to others.
Please I invite you to check-out my web-site and Twitter and contact me with any questions you may have?
quitcocaine.ca
ken blackburn jr.


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.

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1. Fay Collier
Gees Ken, a lot of things have happened to you since Queen Elizabeth High School. All the best! I will be buying your book when it comes out. Hang in there... Life is worth it. Your children need you in their lives too. Take care!