How Do You Cope With Your Pain?

Let’s talk sex and drugs. I’ve shared my story with Rethink Stigma and today you can read about my darkest days on their blog, alongside some of my artwork from my recovery journey.

“I don’t tell these stories because I am proud of them. I have never told these stories before because I am not proud of them. In hindsight they feel like a stain on my existence, but a stain only starts to come off if you acknowledge it and treat it. Maybe it’ll only fade, but at least it won’t be as bright – you’d have to search with a keen eye for the memory of those past mistakes.

I hope that at least one person reading this can learn from my story. Don’t do what I did. But if you did, you’re not alone.” 

Read the full story here.

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