Sunday, August 8, 2010

My husband, Booker T, and I felt compelled to write this book of fiction

Based on my eleven years clean and sober, I share my personal interpretation of a deadly illness known as addiction. My degree on the disease of addiction came from knowledge acquired through pain and growth through life. While on my quest to enlighten how I rid myself of all drugs and alcohol, I visited correctional and treatment and talked to groups of men and women of all races and ages. The recurring themes of our conversations were, “Drugs and lifestyle, had been their downfall.” I must say that it felt good being able to go into a prison and walk back out the same day. Not having to live with those slamming steel doors day after day for years of my life was a blessing. Every time I went inside a prison, I thanked God that this was not my story.

Then the sting of prison slapped me personally, with my husband and son going into prison. Drugs and Lifestyle had boldly taken over my home with and without my permission. I make that statement because I saw the power of the lifestyle consuming the two men in my life. I vividly recall the big guns, then even bigger guns, that were in what was supposed to be a secret place inside our home.


  1. Clean time is the Shit so can you talk about it, two weeks asking for a comment and got one ! For-reail ! was I the only person in the world that stop geting high!! come here and talk about it site:

  2. Dear roxanneb,

    When I first got into recovery back in the early 80’s, there was a new medical “syndrome” that was discovered. This syndrome, a virus, was making my friends very ill, and later just about all of them that were diagnosed, later died. This was the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis. People didn’t know anything about it other than it was affecting homosexuals, hemophiliacs, and heroin addicts, and my friends in recovery were dropping like flies. We later found out that much like the disease of addiction, this disease also didn’t discriminate to any race, creed, religion, or sexual preference.

    This was a very scary time for me as a recovering intravenous drug addict and watching my newly made, but very close friends die from this mysterious disease. I have to admit that I didn’t even want to get tested for HIV because I was so afraid that I probably had the virus. I finally took the test and thankfully, it wasn’t positive, but in the back of my mind I still thought that I might come down with “the virus” after a while. We heard back then that it would lie dormant for over a decade. I still remember all the wonderful souls that died a horrible death from AIDS.

    Today things are different. I have many dear friends and even a couple of sponsees that are HIV positive. They are living clean and healthy lifestyles and their prognosis for continued good health is excellent. The reason for this is that there have been significant medical breakthroughs in the treatment this disease and all the new medications that were once too expensive to afford, are now readily available. There’s also been a definitive difference in the overall perception of HIV/AIDS in general.

    ITR just met with a wonderful new sponsor that caters to the HIV/AIDS community and we wanted to do everything possible to support them. You’ve probably seen the AHF Pharmacy banner ad on our homepage. We’d like to reach not only all of our members with HIV, but we’d like to reach their friends and family as well.

    Whether or not you’re interested in AHF Pharmacy as a resource for discounted and sometimes FREE medication, we have a group on our site where members can support each other who are living in recovery with HIV/AIDS. If you have HIV/AIDS, please join the group (which is in DIRE need of support) and be there for your fellow brothers and sisters in recovery.

    Thanks and with Love,
    MrClean (Kenny P.) and the InTheRooms Team


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