Me and my wife both are recovering addicts. It started out with pain pills and ended up with any and everything we could get our hands on to feed the addiction. We were at the point where we didn't even care if our electricity was turned off as long as we were high. I would sneak out of work (on the clock) and drive a hour away just to do a pick up. Stole from our family and gave them every excuse you can ever think of needing money. This went on from 1999 to 2015. I lost my house, truck, job I was at for 13yrs and everything else and still didn't straighten up because poor pitiful me.... August 15th of 2015 I woke up with nothing to put in my system and I sat down and told my wife we either both get help or go our separate ways. Luckily she agreed to go and we haven't looked back. I have the best job I could ever have, we have a home, nice vehicles and I now have full custody of my son from a previous relationship. It's a fight every day and there's not a day that goes by I don't think about it but I also know I have so much more to live for. It is truly a DEMON BEHIND ME!!
P. S. I am thinking about incorporating this in my next tattoo. Even if I don't get picked to share my story I like to tell it because someone somewhere needs to know it can be done.