ADDICTION TOOK BOTH MY PARENTS, TWO GRANDMOTHERS, GRANDFATHER, AND UNCLES. I TOOK THE SAME ROAD AS THOSE FAMILY MEMBERS. THE LOSS OF MY IDENTITY ALLOWED ME TO LIVE 20 YEARS IN THE DARKNESS. DARKNESS. I USED AND ABUSED ALL DRUGS, LEADING TO STINTS IN JAIL AND INSTITUTIONS.
I THOUGHT IF I WENT INTO RECOVERY, I WOULD GET MY OLD LIFE BACK. I WAS WRONG. THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE TO MY ADDICTION THAN DRUGS. RECOVERY DIDN'T GIVE ME MY OLD LIFE BACK. INSTEAD, IT ALLOWED ME TO LEARN A BETTER LIFE. I'M NO LONGER LIVING IN AN INTERNAL BATTLE WITH MYSELF. I AM NO LONGER FIGHTING THE MAN IN THE MIRROR OR THE MAN WITHIN. RECOVERY ALLOWED BOTH TO WORK TOGETHER.
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Michael Fiore discusses fentanyl poisoning with Dr. Phil and families impacted by fentanyl.
The Recovery Community has played a large part in educating others and spreading prevention about the effects of dangerous drugs. Recovering out loud and sharing your lived experience can prevent others from making deadly choices. At Facing Fentanyl, families impacted by fentanyl poisoning and the recovery community are walking together and are becoming one voice for prevention.
In this three part series Mike Fiore and Andrea Thomas of Voices For Awareness Facing Fentanyl sit down with Kev Mac Videos to help spread awareness regarding the fentanyl epidemic in America. Andrea talks about losing a daughter to fentanyl and Mike talks about addiction and the term overdose.
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