Adam R

is creating writing, podcasting, and publicly advocating for mental health

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My name is Adam, and I'm an addict.


Sink or Swim is a self-growth blog ran by myself, Adam R.

I don't want to produce a sob story, I want to tell my personal story of how I was able to re-write my narrative and change my life. Most people don't even know that complete personality change and legitimately moving on from a traumatic past is possible. I want to use my addiction, and where I've been to tell this story and spread this message. I don't believe that people need to do it my way, I have certain strengths that allowed me to get through the events I put myself through. My grit and resilience is not the same as everyone else, but it's identifying your strengths and pulling yourself up by holding on to the strongest point about you and building yourself back up around that foundation.

I know what it's like to live life as if you're drowning, at one point I decided to see just how deep rock bottom went. I've spent the better part of the last decade battling addiction, with the most significant time spent away from drugs in the prison system. Where I've been isn't as important as where I'm going, and more importantly - why.


Everyone has their vice, mine just happen to want to kill me - quickly. Every move must be calculated to maximize my chance of survival. That's why I'm here now, trying to bring together and help guide the lost and rudderless and help others find the direction they need. Addicts, those with mental illnesses, alcoholics, codependents, and people who are just plain stuck in a rut. I've pulled myself out of the deepest kind of rut, and I want to share what's keeping me out of it.

I want to not only use my knowledge of addiction from firsthand experience but also backed up by significant time spent learning about the neurological effects, bringing this to people in a grounded and non-pretentious way while offering solutions and hopefully preventing those who are receptive from permanently damaging their brain chemistry.

I am also beginning to get into contact with local oragnizations, the first one being the rehab that I attended, to further reach people by public speaking and advocacy.
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I will start uploading bi-weekly blogs with varied topics, answers to questions from my patrons, audio interviews with treatment professionals or other recovering addicts
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My name is Adam, and I'm an addict.


Sink or Swim is a self-growth blog ran by myself, Adam R.

I don't want to produce a sob story, I want to tell my personal story of how I was able to re-write my narrative and change my life. Most people don't even know that complete personality change and legitimately moving on from a traumatic past is possible. I want to use my addiction, and where I've been to tell this story and spread this message. I don't believe that people need to do it my way, I have certain strengths that allowed me to get through the events I put myself through. My grit and resilience is not the same as everyone else, but it's identifying your strengths and pulling yourself up by holding on to the strongest point about you and building yourself back up around that foundation.

I know what it's like to live life as if you're drowning, at one point I decided to see just how deep rock bottom went. I've spent the better part of the last decade battling addiction, with the most significant time spent away from drugs in the prison system. Where I've been isn't as important as where I'm going, and more importantly - why.


Everyone has their vice, mine just happen to want to kill me - quickly. Every move must be calculated to maximize my chance of survival. That's why I'm here now, trying to bring together and help guide the lost and rudderless and help others find the direction they need. Addicts, those with mental illnesses, alcoholics, codependents, and people who are just plain stuck in a rut. I've pulled myself out of the deepest kind of rut, and I want to share what's keeping me out of it.

I want to not only use my knowledge of addiction from firsthand experience but also backed up by significant time spent learning about the neurological effects, bringing this to people in a grounded and non-pretentious way while offering solutions and hopefully preventing those who are receptive from permanently damaging their brain chemistry.

I am also beginning to get into contact with local oragnizations, the first one being the rehab that I attended, to further reach people by public speaking and advocacy.

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Tiers
Newcomers
$1 or more per month


Brothers and Sisters
$5 or more per month
Chairmen and Women
$15 or more per month

Pillars of the community