My Name is Ray

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My name is Ray and I am a recovering addict.
I was born and raised in New Bedford, MA, where my parents divorced when I was 9. When my mother remarried, 2 step-brothers and a step-sister joined my older sister and two younger brothers. If you are thinking “Brady Bunch”, you kind of have the picture (but not G-rated like the TV version).
As a teenager I became a commercial fisherman, and that is where my life took a turn towards destruction. The waterfront was rampant with heroin and cocaine use and I endured many years of active addiction that finally rendered me homeless, helpless and loveless. I joined the Marine Corps in 1982 to try to get away from my surroundings but found myself in the same boat again after my time in the service.
My life changed for the better on February 28th, 1989 when I fortunately became a MIRACLE IN RECOVERY. Since then, I have made it my quest to give back what was given to me, one day at a time without the obsessive restrictions of active addiction.
My life is second to none today and I encourage you to become a MIRACLE IN RECOVERY as well. Listen in as I share my Experience, Strength, and Hope that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.
My message is hope and the promise of freedom.
Ray