Dear Pink, My name is mark and I am an addict, my clean date is 06/24/2004. However to get that clean date was not easy. So I am Just now writing to say how you affected my recovery and early struggle to break free from active addiction.
My first attempt at a clean date was July 4th 2003, Independence Day. I was sick and tired and decided I didn’t want to be hiding in a bedroom getting high while everyone else was out celebrating the 4th. I got out of the house after weeks of being cooped up, and went with a hopeful girl friend on a long drive and picnic. I tried to stay clean as long as I could on my own accord, but was unsuccessful over and over again.
I have heard of AA meetings and stuff but thought that just wasn’t for me, I wasn’t an alcoholic. I did drugs. Crack cocaine to be specific.
I found NA. I TRIED AGAIN. It Hurt, It really hurt, It REALLY HURT. I wanted to be normal.
So this is where your Music comes in. I Stopped using again, and while going through that emotional pain and withdraw I found this CD left I am my car by that very same girl I went out on a picnic 4th of July 2003. Missundaztood. I listened and listened and played it over and over and over and then over again. I still have it in my car visor, scratched and skips, but I still have it.
Some how your words, lyrics, the music soothed me, I connected, I felt it, I sang it, I heard it, I lived it.
THANK YOU, YOU HELPED ME AND I WILL NEVER FORGET.
I check my self into treatment on June 24th 2004 and I have been an active member of NA ever since. Not Just living but recovering. My story goes on and on like many others, today I speak from my heart and I wear it on my sleeve. However just for today I wanted to say Thank You.