Maturity is Attractive – 

April 21, 2020 –  I surrendered to the fact that I will never be a ‘normal’ drinker and that drugs and alcohol will only ever lead to bad things for me. I went to meetings, worked steps, help newcomers and surrounded myself with strong sober people. The road map is simple but it doesn’t make it easy.

“For anyone who is struggling in this very strange time, there are plenty of resources available that can be accessed from the comfort of your home while we can’t leave. Don’t be afraid to reach out. #soberlife #sober #keepcomingback”

Jack entered rehab at the age of 17 to be treated for an addiction to painkiller OxyContin. After getting sober, he told MTV: “I took myself out of the picture for a second and I looked around at every single person in the room, at who they were, how old they were and what they had going on in their lives. A lot of them were near 30, unemployed, living off their parents. There were heroin addicts, there were the world’s biggest couch potatoes. And it was like, “I don’t want to be like that. I don’t want my life to be controlled by a drug. I want to be in control of my life. I was really loaded and I just sat on my mom’s bed and I just said, ‘I am going to go pack my bags, I’m, I’m ready to go. I want to go, I need to go.’’

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