Book Release!!

Hi everyone,

I’m sooo sorry I haven’t been posting any content lately! I’ve been so busy moving from my house. It was a Terrible experience. Anyone who’s ever had the opportunity to live the rent free lavish life in my house, left ALL there trash behind. It was so aggravating cleaning after at least 3-4 sets of other grown ass mother fuckers who were completely ungrateful and unwilling to clean after themselves.

I’m sorry that’s not the point. The point of this post is that I’m finally done with my first book!! I hit the “publish” button and after years of drug use and months of writing, editing and reflecting, I am finally ready to share my story with anyone and everyone! My ebook version was already up for preorder but now both versions (ebook and paperback) will be available for purchase by the end of the week!!! Thank you so much for everyone’s support!

By The Reticent

My goal isn’t even success nor redemption. The damage I’ve caused is way too deep. I look to provide a mental and emotional sanctuary to those need it and remind our people that change is possible. Who knows, maybe if I had that I’d really have success and redemption.

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Hi! I’m Ken. I’m still working on my blog. Should be fully functional later this month. I was a daily Heroin user. My addiction began in the late ‘60’s. After 5 years, and 5 overdoses, I broke my Heroin addiction in 1974, forty-six years ago. I did not go to a Methadone clinic for daily treatments. I never consulted with a medical professional, or therapist. I am now 72, and healthy. Forty-six years, and not once have I backtracked, or relapsed. NOT ONCE.
Drug addiction is at pandemic levels. In their research, Hannah Ritchie of the University of Edinburgh, and Max Roser of Oxford concluded that premature deaths worldwide from illicit drug overdoses to be over 500, 000 each year.
The reasons for not seeking outside help will be explained in detail in this blog, my soon to be published e book, and youtube videos.

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Hi Ken! I look forward to reading your content and learning more about your story and how you overcame the struggles of addiction. I tried reaching sobriety on my own but unfortunately for me it only dragged me deeper. I’m happy to know that I’m not the only one striving and sharing their story for the benefit of the community! You’re the real MVP here though, 46 years is a huge accomplishment. I’ll be following you as well 🙂


Hey JAddicted,

Long time. Hope you are well. How are the book sales going?

Finally published my first post at:

Site is still a work in progress so there is just an “ABOUT” post. But, now that I have posted I’m able to do more with site, as you know. So, there should be a lot more content in the next week. I have about 20 posts in draft mode. It won’t take long editing and posting them because I have been working on this story for years.

Let me know how things are going.


Hi Ken!!

I’m so happy for you! I look forward to reading your work. Things have been slow for me but everything is still great! I hope all is well with you.
Take care and please let me know when you finally post your content!!



JAddicted, Hope you are well. I’m still working on my new blog. Hopefully, it will be finished within 3 weeks or so. How’s your blog/book sales doing, and how are you doing?

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Hi ken!! I’m so sorry, I thought I replied the same day you messaged me and now that I’m reviewing my comments I realized I never posted it. But I’m happy for you, I’m assuming by now your blog is close to done, I look forward to reading it! And in regards to my blog/book sales, they’re not too bad. I started a blog on medium and they pay me for the average time that ppl read so I get paid a few cents every few days lol. I don’t have much of a following on there. But as for my book, I dropped the ebook price to .99 cents so hopefully that’ll convert a little better than before. But I’m not in it for the money, I’d rather my experience be used to enlighten those who need it. And other than that all is well! I hope you’re doing good too.


JAddicted, Hope you are safe and well.

As I have continued to work on my blog I find myself searching anew for a place to enter the discussion. My Heroin addiction years were in the ’60’s & ’70’s, and now there is so much research I’m rethinking how to approach the subjects of recovery and, being recovered. The main point of my blog was to focus on addictive personalities in people in general, and how a person could leave one addiction and successfully replace it with another, deliberately. That’s what is on my mind these days.

How you doin’?


Get A Dog.

I recently read an article about an 88 year old stroke victim whose life was saved by his dog, Bubu.

After waking one morning Bubu’s owner felt some discomfort and asked the dog to go get help. He only had the dog for a few weeks, but she responded and went to a neighbor’s house for help. The man’s life was saved. I’d heard stories like that before, that dogs could detect illnesses or medical distresses in humans.

I had a German Shepherd myself in the early ’70’s, named Blitz. I was still using Heroin, and had survived four O.D.’s . But, I still couldn’t stop using. That’s what I believed.

I suffered my fifth O.D. sometime in 1974. I was living alone. Not good to be alone if you’re an addict. But, true to his instincts, I was revived by Blitz who was licking my face.

Get a dog. It could be your first responder, and keep you alive.


One night, while living alone save for Blitz

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Dogs are great at detecting things in humans. My aunt always had a Chihuahuas because she believed that whatever illness she had would somehow “transfer” to the dog. When one died she’d get another, and she lived into her 90’s.

Stay safe.

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Hope you are safe and well. Just wanted to let you know that I am putting my addiction blog site on hold so I can focus on my podcast on Black History. I have been juggling these 2 projects for some time, so I decided the podcast was more important. I’ll continue to follow you. Take care. Ken


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