In The Dust
OF YOUR INDIVIDUALITY
Soon you’ll be living a healthy, invigorating and inspiring life,
leaving addiction far behind
as you finally gain the happiness you deserve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael J. Surdyka
During my early years in the Baltimore, Maryland area, I saw addiction manifest in various adverse ways: from seeing family members suffering, to witnessing the destruction of a close friends’ family, all while watching prominent members of the community fall victim and lose everything to this epidemic. No matter where I was or what I was doing, it seemed that addiction was plaguing everything around me. It wasn’t until my twenties that I experienced the devastating effects of addiction firsthand. A freak, unexpected car accident that almost killed me led to reconstructive surgery, and then to my dependence on prescription painkillers. The next few years were hell as I navigated the dark and dreary caverns of addiction. I achieved random bouts of sobriety; a year here, nine months there, but I never truly grasped the understanding of lifelong sobriety until I finally realized that the power to conquer addiction had been inside me all along.