I once thought you were a beautiful thing, you brought me bliss and numbed my feelings, but you have been exposed for what you really are. You’re a leach, a nightmare. You sucked the light out of me.

Dear addiction,   First off, I want to say that you’re a d—. I was doing really good before you took over my life. I had a state job, a car, my own place, lots of friends, my family loved me and always wanted me around. I was in school and had a 4.0 GPA. I was happy, I took my dog on walks every day. I spent my money on clothes and makeup and actually saved some too, but then slowly but surely you took over more and more. First you just poked your head in every now and again.

Til death did us part, I knew I needed you and you would be there for me. always…but in the same sense you were the sickness, you were also the cure. You made death even sound sweet.

Dear Heroin, This letter is to formally tell you goodbye. I was more loyal, faithful, dedicated, and infatuated with you then I have ever been with anyone in my life. You were my first thought waking up the morning and my last thought in bed at night. There was never a distance far enough to keep me from you. I have never had anybody who I know I could always depend on – I never had anyone that was always there waiting to embrace me with open arms, on questions asked. With you, I could be myself, it didn’t matter if I was at my best of my worse,

This program gives me the opportunity to feel safe while building my life back, with the support of some really great people

My name is XXX. I grew up in a middle-class family. From the outside looking in, the world may have seen me as an alright kind of girl, but from a very young age – I battled with depression and anxiety. From the time I was an infant until I was 6 years old, my older sister and I lived with our grandmother. My mother was battling with her own addiction throughout her young adult life, which I didn’t know at the time was the reason I was living with my grandmother. My mother came in and out of my life until my sister and I went to live with her when I was six,

atTAcK addiction has given me the opportunity to start over and get a second chance

I am 19 years old. I started smoking weed when I was 12 years old. I started taking Adderall at 14 years old and started heavily drinking at 16 years old. When I was younger I always knew that I would try every drug at least once. Little did I know that I would be a drug addict. I tried Xanax for the first time when I was 16 because I would have panic attacks. I fell in love. I started turning tricks at 17 years old because of how enticing the money was. In my journeys I met a guy that introduced me to crack.