Want to Share Your Story With Others Who May be Struggling With Addiction? Your story could help change someone's life. Addiction Diaries is our social media series devoted to those who no longer want to be defined by their addiction. It’s a place to share your deepest and darkest secrets in hopes that through exposing them to the light, they begin to fade away. A diary entry typically starts with how the addiction began, its progression, and then the moment when everything changed. Through telling your story, the stigma and shame that many associate with addiction will become a launching point for recovery. If you’ve suffered from an addiction, you understand that life isn’t meant to be lived in the shadows of your past mistakes. Your addiction and your story does not define you. In fact, your story could be just what someone else needs to hear; it could be their “a-ha” moment that changes their life forever. If you or a loved one is interested in sharing your story on DrugAbuse.com's Addiction Diaries please email it (300-400 words of original content) to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to receive a Starbucks or iTunes gift card.