Affliction of Addiction: true stories of addiction to recovery: "Ashley"

In Episode 3 "Ashley" shares with Judi Diamond her story of substance abuse and how she travelled on a path to hell and then back, one that included substance abuse, assaults both self-inflicted and by those she trusted, self-medicating, mental health and finally HOPE.

"I took my first drink at twelve"

What got Ashley back on to a future? Listen to her story, and subscribe to hear the entire series. Thank you. **Warning: This podcast is raw and real and so contains some graphic content and language. Names changed to protect privacy**

You never knew. Addiction is everywhere and could be anyone. Your best friend, mother, teacher, sister, father, co-worker, brother, boss, your kid. You.

Who is an addict? You’re about to find out. These are the real stories from addicts themselves. Real lives, their setbacks and triumphs. This is not fiction, or some television drama. These are the true stories from ones who have lived through it and are courageous enough to open up their lives and share their stories.

From addiction to recovery and everything in-between. The hell. The hope. The truth of: “The Infliction of addiction”.

Music by Leo Diamant, support independent artists like Leo by downloading his music. Ty!

Affliction of Addiction: "Ashley"

These are the true stories from those who have lived through substance abuse and are courageous enough to open up their lives and share their stories.

If you need help, or know someone who does, or just want someone to talk too, you are not alone, and you are VALUED!

Please click on any of the resource links below:

Preferred Family Healthcare has programs for adults and adolescents:

PreventEd, 314-962-3456 has adolescent and adult programs along with self-assessments

St. Louis Alcoholics Anonymous website with a list of virtual meetings

Narcotics Anonymous virtual meeting information

SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Facebook group Recoverers and Discoverers

Facebook group: Dry Society STL