I'm Tommy and i'm an addict. I grew up with a good family, and took a path which took me to places I didn't want to be. I was homeless and in and out of institutions. I started using young and did things I said I would never do. As my disease progressed so did the substances actions and behaviors. I had lost all power and control over my addiction. Today is a lot different, but before I could never picture my life without the use of drugs and alcohol. I thought life would be boring. That was a lie I told myself. I have a good life now without the use of drugs and alcohol, and am truly blessed. I just wanted the pain to stop along with the consequences we encounter in active addiction. There is a better way to live, all u need is the desire to stop.