"I Am the One" by Ryan T. Philbrick
I am the one who said yes to my first drink, and my first smoke. I accepted being a drunk, a pothead, and a junky. I was good at it, so I thought. But I am the one who made a stand and faced my fears of addiction. I no longer depend on substances to solve my problems. Life is what drives me, and being successful at life to my understanding is what fills my soul. I am the one who woke up today and decided to live — in peace.