By Nancy Reese
Published: June 20, 2012.
As an adopted kid, I never fit in growing up. Being gay didn't make things much easier. Eventually I turned to drugs to numb my fears and hurt, which only made matters worse. Being stuck in addiction feels like hopelessy drowning; you can't catch your breath, and when there you have moments of clarity, all you want is to escape. This is my story on how I escaped.