Where I am at today was only a hope and a dream from where I was for a long long time in my life. Today my story is a healthy, helpful, successful, and blessed one. Before the only story was a life running in what seemed to be endless circles.
It was not a miserable existence by any means. My life for many many years held zero responsibility and was fueled by mental illness and drug abuse. Going from one city to the next around the globe it was what I thought to be living the high life. Constantly stumbling into one pot of luck after another I had a damn good time for the first 30 years of my life which peaked by a win of the Season 9 of the CBS reality series BIG BROTHER.
In 2009 it all caught up and the mental illness which I have been masking for so many years finally took its last crippling blow. Supported by a screaming drug habit, I landed myself in federal prison for a 4 year stretch and this all time low was the event to turn my life around. I stopped putting reality on a shelf and faced life head on by tackling both my bipolar disorder and my drug dependence with extreme action.
Today I am a voice for those in my old shoes. There is hope and there is a way to life, a DAMN good life. It was all there all along I just needed to put in the work. I am an active interventionist, author, consultant and public speaker in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. Leveraging my experience to help not only those under the veil of addiction and mental illness but the families who are crippled by theses diseases. What I get from all this brings such joy and fulfillment no swanky party or bag of cocaine can ever compare to.
– Adam Jasinski