I have used drugs and alcohol for more than 15 years. I don’t dabble in things, I go full bore. Within the last year, I have started losing the things that are important to me. When I was working (I had a good job, though I don’t think I want to reveal as what; I was a professional, I’ll leave it at that), I had money and all the accoutrements of success. I had a decadent lifestyle. I believe that a lot of people think a decadent lifestyle is something to aspire to. The way we use the word almost makes it sound like a good thing. “Decay” comes from the same root as decadent. My life was riddled with decay, and it was working its way from the inside out. I intend with this blog to show in unflinching detail what it’s like to climb out of the pit of addiction.