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Addiction memoir, Addiction recovery, Alcoholism recovery, Alcoholism memoir, Overcoming addiction, Addict autobiography, Addict memoir

My name is Ashley
by Ashley DesChenes




Have you ever felt like your entire existence was meant only to break you? Like no matter how hard you try, nothing would ever get better? Have you watched a loved one veer so far off from the person you thought you knew? With every action and decision resulting in plummeting to rock bottom with no hope of ever getting out?

Many people live this way without change because they are unaware of a different, less painful way of life. Everything they knew stemmed from why they became addicted to a substance that helped them escape from reality – a reality that was filled with fear, pain and negativity. How does one change a life of unnecessary suffering that was once so normal? What steps and actions need to take place to overcome these obstacles?

Ashley recounts her experience living with a life-threatening addiction for ten years, and how her struggles and adversity eventually manifested into hope and recovery. She shares her heartfelt story about the trauma that led her to substance abuse, and what her life is like now being free from the binding grips of addiction.


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Ashley is currently working as an assistant manager at a homeless shelter in Victoria, BC, Canada. Working in the social services field for five years, Ashley has experience supporting those struggling with mental health and addictions. She attended college in 2014 and graduated as a Social Service Worker - Recovery Specialist. Ashley has shared her story in various schools and treatment centres, and plans to continue to be a recovery advocate in her community. In her free time, she plays on multiple baseball teams and quiets her mind playing guitar. Ashley lives with her beautiful five year old daughter, and hopes to give her the best life possible.


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