Then this book will give you a glimpse into 22 years of recovery from substance abuse.
"It is only because I was helped that I am able to help others. I got clean at 15 years old. I believe that anyone, from anywhere, can get clean anytime. It was up to me then, just like it is up to me now, to stay clean. I almost died while using. I almost died clean and this is my story. There are three times in an addict's life when it may be hard to get clean and stay clean; when you're young, when you're old...and right now!"
- Ryan Boyd
Ryan Boyd's resolve to lead a chemical-free lifestyle at age 15 and begin a life of recovery has not prevented the difficulties, obstacles, or heartbreak one may face in life. However, for the last 23 years, his determination to stay clean has been the grounding force to strive for a lifestyle that fosters abundant love for others, honesty, and adventure. A true renaissance man of the modern era, Ryan enjoys traditional bowhunting and yoga in his free time and is quite handy around the house. In efforts to give back to the 12 step fellowship that has supported him through both joyful and challenging times, Ryan has humbly served at the local, state, and national levels. Ryan received his creative writing degree from Murray State University. -D. Sims Jan. 8th, 2021