Depression… A Constant Snowstorm

A friend shared this and it was stated that I can be shared. I battle depression on a daily basis and I thought this was a very good way to explain it others so I wanted to share it. Since 1999, the national suicide rate has risen 28%, according to the Centers for...

Three Years… Amber We Love You

It's hard to believe that is has been three years now. Three very difficult years. Three years not seeing you smile or hearing you. Three years not hearing you you say "Uncle Lou", "Love you" or hugging me. Amber, you taught me so much and opened my mind out to see...

Anthony’s Run for Recovery

One thing that I have learned in the nearly three years since we lost Amber is that so many others who lost their loved ones are speaking out and trying to help others. They are not allowing the stigma to hide their love. They are trying to change the world in every...

Memorial Day… Remembering The Lost

Today, I would like to share something a little different. Memorial Day weekend, many people spend the weekend having picnics. But, it is a time to remember those we have lost that have served our country. I am thinking of someone who served and is struggling. There...

Win A Signed Fender Squire Guitar #AddictChick

This is the first time I have shared a contest, but I really think this is a good one to share and spread. Addict Chick, Amanda is person in recovery who is fighting to help others. There are so many wonderful advocates out there that are doing so much to help. To...

Stop The Hate!!

I have meet so many amazing and inspirational people in the past few years. Today, I would like to share about a person I am proud and honored to call a friend, Alexis Johnson. A woman is long term recovery who is doing everything she can to help others. She is...

Rest In Peace Brain and Jim

Last night at 9:00 PM, my cousin Brain passed. He struggled for a very long time, the last four weeks where very tough and emotional as he laid unresponsive in the hospital. Family was gather regularly to visit him and keeping our hopes up. Monday, he was removed from...

An Open Letter

My friend Richard posted an open letter regarding the addiction epidemic and the current state of affairs. Please read his open letter on the RecoveryCartel.com Most of the time we “walk among you”. We work alongside you. We go to church with you. Sometimes we...

Compassion & Love

I sit here tonight. Thinking of my cousin, Amber and so many others battling the demons of addiction. Amber passed quickly from an overdose after struggling with depression and self medication. My cousin, he has been in a coma for nearly weeks now. Addiction is a...