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Success Stories Pt.1
The following is a compilation of real testimonies which I've received from people all over the world. These are real testimonies from real heroin addicts, recovering addicts, parents helping their children quit heroin; brothers and sisters helping their family members quit heroin; boyfriends and girlfriends helping their loved ones quit heroin and stay clean for good. (Names have been abbreviated with initials to ensure privacy and personal and private details have also been removed as well). Enjoy.

"This helped me more than any rehab center, website, whatever. Thank you so much. Words cannot even express how much this helped me..." AR (female)
"Hello... just read avidly your website on how to stop using, i am gonna try all you said. Thank you so much i never thought a website on stopping would make so much impact on me.." DG (female)

"Im 32 hrs in on my cold turkey war and it is kicking my butt but i will prevail all the med is helping alot more then i thought it would thanks for all the tips..." KC (male)

"hi there... thank you so much for the website.. it has helped a lot these past two days (almost a full 2 days sober!!!) and it's been a battle but going on your website and following your remedies has helped so much!! i tried cold turkey.. but ended up getting some suboxone from a friend which helped a lot yesterday(my first day) Thanks!! you are an inspiration..." NP (female)

"Jorge, may God bless you! Thank you for taking the time to share your story and your words. Your words have giving me the strengh to carry on. Giving me hope and a way to kick once and for all, enough is enough! Thank you. Day 2 of a better life! Many thanks.." AT (male)

"I just wanted to email you and let you know I finally sucked it up and I am now 3 days clean I'm starting to feel better... normal... I'm so happy and I couldn't have decided to do this without your help and support... thank you so much I'm finally getting my life back slowly but surely..." CJ (female)

"Hey brother just to let you know its day 3 and im doin great thanks to you. Man i cant thank you enough. I can and will do this!!! Thanks again Geroge much love and blessings to you. May God continue to Bless You!" RB (male)

"I've been reading your website for weeks and tnite just decided I gotta go for it, deleted all my numbers and chucked all my kit.!!! You've inspired me. I will suceed... it was really nice to receive your email, that extra boost of support. i'm on day 3 now,... i can get a new routine going (i'm going a different route to work... i was really pleased to find your website as its so real, and i'm doing this alone so it made me realize how many of us there are out there, thanks again..." MB (female)
"Hi George, im on day3 been taking imodium it is working I still got the mental s*it going on been cring and stuff after I read this it inspired me to carry on. I really think your right about the music. thank you for this write up. GOD BLESS YOU !!" FP (male)

"Thank you your site is helping me a 17 year old girl going through hell like you said but ill do this everyone will see.Ill be better,So thank you again you have changed another life... Me and mom are so greatful you made this site.Im sick as hell as you said but I'm doing this its been 3 days for me and im starting to feel alittle better. Anyways thank you have changed my life THANK YOU!!!!" SB (female)

"today its 4 days.. fill bit better today and get out for run and get properly sweat hope i will get same sleep...of course i will not give will be crazy to buck to this ""... never again never coz never want to have this detox again.. want to enjoy my kids and wife...i will not brake thank u from all heart..." RD (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "today its day nr7... I fill better a bit and start eat as well... i will not brake and be strong...its big fight with my self my body and hope i win... thanks u r with me and u care about my life iven u don't know me i realy wish to meet u one day and to say thank u face to face..." RD (male)

UPDATE: Day 10: "Hello my virtual friend. Just to let u know im no smoke alredy from 13 geting better slowlly but i will stay cler and never again im happy it take that long to get clear otherwise if it will be easy i will start again and quit again but its "" hard and i will not be that strong secound time so NO never again.thank u..." RD (male)

"I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you...I am now going on 5 days clean after quitting heroin cold turkey. I am more inspired and determined as ever to keep going and fighting thanks to the site. I did it without any help from meds or anything while taking care of my 2 boys (ages 2 and 6)... Your site has been a lifesaver literally for help with battling depression and ideas to get me up and out again (and using up extra kid energy lol). Thank you once again. I've quit about 3 times over the last 4 months but something feels different this time. I finally made up my mind and did it. I need the change desperately... I now have family supporting and helping and your site to get me through.... time for big changes for me and I wont let myself be brought back down. Thank you so much..." CA (female)
"Hi Jorge, Thank you so much for your advice and words of encouragement during an extremely stressful time. My boyfriend has been so genuinely happy.., and he's been staying home with family, watching movies, hiking with me, and even his music has changed! It's so incredible having him back to his normal self and I can't believe the change I've noticed in just one week! He's cut off all the negative influences in his life, and despite living in the center of a city filled with drugs and crime, he's stayed mentally strong and resisted the urge to use again. I have so much faith in him and I'm loving and supporting him on this journey,... He no longer expresses a desire to get high. I know this journey will be long, but with your advice and his willpower we are definitely off to a great start! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! HG (female helping boyfriend)

"hi george. i am 8 days clean and im feeling much better than day 1. im glad that i found this website and juz wanna say THANK YOU for ur amazing articles. i am not giving up and not even touching the hits again because i am so scared to death of withdrawals. and im sure ppl who read ur blog will pass all the nightmares too. and again thank u for ur tips and helps. i am so glad that i read ur article again and again. sincerly ...." HL (male)

"George, "" was in fact detoxing himself cold turkey this week. He was well enough to see me yesterday. As soon as I saw him I knew he was different. He looked good for once in a long time, he had an energy and sort of glow to him that I havnt seen in months. He was smiling, laughing, and seemed to be the man I fell in love with.... It was so beautiful to see him acting like his old self and to see him in such a good place. He even decided to quit smoking cigarettes. I really believe that he is making a real effort to fix himself. All we need to do now is keep him away from the junk and cultivate this positivity. I've been reading up on your site about how to do this. If you have any additional advice of how to keep him occupied and straight I would greatly appreciate it. I just want to thank you again for talking with me. Because of your advice to always conduct myself in a "kind and loving manner" I think that most of all helped the situation as far as I'm concerned. You planted that seed in my head to be conscious of this always, and for that Im so glad that I found this site and contacted you. Thanks for your impact..." CA (girlfriend helping boyfriend)
"I'm doin it! I startd snortn oxy's 3 yrs ago and last year it turnd into snortn herion! im on day 3 and already feel better! ive been followin ur cold turkey method! thank u doesnt cut it! But thats all i got thank u! ur givin me my life BACK!..." GS (male)

"Hello, Thank you for your website. This website has helped me quit...finally, after sooo many years... i cant thank you enough...thank you and god bless.!!" BP (male)

"jorge! thanks for the great advice! we are now on day 3. we ended up going with the suboxone route, but I don't think I need to take them anymore! ... so far so good! thank you again. you did a great thing by creating this website!..." AF (female)

UPDATE: 1 Year clean: "Good evening! I wanted to thank you for all your concern and wisdom!... Today .. i am proud to say that my boyfriend and i are approaching our 1 year anniversary of being sober from heroin!... Again, thank you for your wonderful website! It provided us the inspiration we needed to quit, and i hope many other people stumble across it and can turn their lives around..." AF (female)

"Hello...I am 4 days clean... I have been reading on your website (quitting for men) and it is exactly what I needed. Thank You for all your hard work. I will be reading it over and over for support and encouragement. I will also browse other parts of the site as well. Thank you again..." MF (male)

"Hi, Your website has been an invaluable source of information and encouragement to me. Today is day 6 of sobriety for me.... I am exercising again... Again thank you so much for the site, it has definitely changed my life! Thank you so much for your time and positive energy!..." BG (male)

"Dear Jorge, thank you for your website. It was instrumental in getting me off my "" and finally quitting. I'm on day/night 4 and have only been taking loperamide for withdrawal.... I have felt little to no w/d after having used a lot...for a long time.... I've been taking 12 mg in the morning and 12 before bed.... I can't wait til I
rid my life of this addiction. Sincerely,..." CM (male)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge I'm 15 minutes from being a week clean. I can't be prouder but am trying to stay humble and not get too cocky. New year new life... Thankful & grateful as always,..." CM (male)
"I am on day comes and go... Your site is very helpful... I am "" and a single father of a 10 year old little girl. I am doing this for her and trying to find myself and just get clean...Thank you for your kind words... Thanks.." IR (male)

UPDATE: Day 2: "got by on day 2 started the subs... Its a battle and I am still here... Slept 2 hours but went to a meeting and that was very great. Thanks man, its just nice to talk to somebody..." IR (male)

UPDATE: Day 4: "Jorge, On day 4 no drugs, no alcohol. and I am starting to taper off the subs... Also sought out AA and am going to meetings. Found some guys here and they have taken me under their wing. Im working it out little by little. Still have fear and anxiety but I am trying to just play it simple, smart and by the moment. Its a war and I am fighting it battler by battle. Your site helps!" IR (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hey there Jorge, Just wanted to let you know that I am starting day 5. I used subs and am way ahead of the schedule taper. I have used so many things from your site in the process and the success stories help. When something bad happens in my thought I hit the success stories and it helps. I am looking to make the jump off of subs soon and I am positive that I can be clean. Your site is the best and I did a good amount of research. Thank you for always getting back to me. Day 5, wow! You need to market a book!" IR (male)

"I appreciate your insight on this site...Im on day 10 now and feel all the way back to normal... I never thought I could be one of those people to go cold turkey. It can be done! Taking hot showers and exercising really helps along with upbeat music. Thanks again for changing my life and getting me back on track. Take care.." CJ (male)

"I am on day 10 of quitting cold turkey. First time in my life that i did not quit in jail...I am slowly reaching out and being honest that I have ten days clean. It is humbling, but I know the truth is the only way. I have broken the physical addiction, now I have to break the mental addiction... It is the first thing I have done for the past year when I wake up, I need to make a new life, new habits. I don't know how and I don't want to use again. This site is awesome... I am not a slave to heroin today. This is the first day I actually feel some what decent... Thank you." MG (female)
"I'm on day 11 of being 100% clean and it's slowly but surely getting easier and easier. Thanks again for your site ill be forever thankful. Take care." FH (male)

1 Month clean: "Jorge, It's been a while now since I've written you, and I just wanted to write with an update! My husband has been clean now for a month! It's amazing that it has been that long and he has been able to do it!... and now he has gained weight and looks healthy and has been taking the vitamins, and the supplements, and he gets a lot more sleep now then at the first! He is able to do things sometimes and feels better... he's come so far! Some don't see a month as being clean or to long as he'd been using a whole lot longer than that, but this is the longest he's been clean since we've dated and gotten MARRIED! Thanks so much Jorge!" MF (wife helping husband)

"Thankyou! You have saved me! Great article, I'm on third day with no craving's. I feel a little slow but by monday I should be GOLDEN! Thankyou Again!!" RC (male)

UPDATE: DAY 7: Just read your eletter and thank you! I won't let you down. It's monday and I feel great starting to get my power back and no restlesness. Once again thank you I will make it if not for myself but my son, family and friend's! YESSS I DID ITTT!!!!" RC (male)

"Hey man i found this site during my first day of quiting and i found it to be the most helpful website out there. you know exactly what its like going through this. right now i am almost done with my 3rd day so im very happy... any way thank you so so much for taking the time to make your site it has been alot of help..." PB (male)

"Day 5 man, I came across your site and it inspired me... Just moved to san antonio 6 months ago to start a new life,... i am determined this time.... i'm getting better but i still cannot sleep, gotta work in an hour too.. But your article made me smile, and i've been crying ... all day...." RC (male)
"Atm I have 5 days clean... starting to feel a bit better... but the only reason for the being clean is im 2000 miles away from home!... im gonna try my hardest to keep this going... but its a battle,... it feels good to know there is someone to talk to about things when needd!!..." EL (male)

"Jorge, My husband and i are on day 6 of no heroin. We picked a day to quit and went cold turkey. I am so proud of us. Your website really helped me this past week. i am feeling a lot better...." SW (female)

"I am on day 15 of being clean and it's the longest I've been since I started using. I went for my first walk/jog today and felt a little better. I used the lowest dosage of subutex to get through the first 4 days and have taken less than .1 mgs here and there when I have random skin crawlings because I don't want to be hooked to another substance....Thank you for listening..." WW (male)

"Hi Jorge!!! I just wanna say its day 6!!! Wow it was a struggle for me to get here cold turkey. The first five days were pure hell!! I just kept reading what u wrote and hung on for dear life. I never made it outside because of the freezing cold but did make myself do jumping jacks everyday throughout the day, you have truly saved my life thank you very very much from the bottom of my heart!!..." GC (female)

"Thanks so much for this site man. Because this site exists. I'm 7 days clean man. And the worst is over! I owe you my life. I'll never meet you, but my life is in debt to you. Thanks man..." RF (male)

"Today is my 8th day clean from heroin. I followed your instructions on how to take the Suboxones for 6 days... THANKS to you, I'm done with that life. Lesson learned! Thanks, Jorge. May God bless you..." GK (female)

"Thank you for this inspirational website...He is now off the heroin again for the last 17 days,... Your website has showed me so many ways to guide him on the right path...I have his money in a joint account and I keep track of his money and have his ATM card. I'm trying to get him to work out... I'm thinking of relocating to Florida where I have most of my family... Thanks again for your very informative insight..." MP (mother helping son)
"My boyfriend has been withdrawing for over 48 hrs. Your website has been so helpful to me... my apartment is a safe place. He has been staying here going on 3rd night heroin free. I have followed your tips. Stocked up on all supplies... Today he almost caved but I read to him from your website and I reminded him of his kids and how his future can be. He then quickly went back to bed. He has gotten up to shower, eat and drink... He gave me his keys three nights ago and he hasn't asked for them back. And at one point said I'm doing this for my kids, myself and you. It gives me hope he is really trying... Thank you for your website and support. I am having a hard time but using the approach you suggested, Loving, caring and non enabling... I keep telling him he is half way there and in a couple of days he will feel better... He is just using over the counter flu meds, vitamin water, peanut butter, Imodium... Thanks for your support. I love him and know if this drug was out of his life his life and children's lives will be forever changed!! J (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

UPDATE: Day 3: "We are just leaving first na meeting for him since April... we tried endlessly to get to a meeting. And we did it!!! He also erased the dealers phone number out of his phone. He can stay with me as long as he continues this road to being drug free... I keep reminding him everyday your life will improve and get better. I read to him about making changes from your website. I hope and pray for him. I just wanted to let you know That your website has helped me greatly. I learned so much and you got me through a scary emotional time. And I vow to myself, although I'm not an addict. I'm still a human and I'm going to continue to work on being an honest, moral, kind and compassionate person. Thankfully... J (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

UPDATE: Day 4: "I took him to phone store he changed his number and erased phone contacts...We took a walk around a beautiful close by water front town... I'm headed to take him to another meeting. I'm also going to buy him a small scale model of a building to work on his boredom. Stopping at hobby shop after meeting. I'm praying... Meeting tonight. Thanks for your support. We need it!!! J (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

UPDATE: Day 8: "Hey Jorge!!! 8 days strong! He has been going to a meeting a night. He walked out of meeting tonight 8 days clean, won a crazy 8 scratch off lol. And this is getting in touch with his spiritual side. He sees that all good is happening from his staying clean and making a meeting everyday. Everyday he is getting better and feeling better. We r going tomorrow to NYC and riding bikes through Central Park and then museum of modern art for my birthday. He is smiling and looks great and he is getting phone numbers from sober men with major clean time. I can't believe this all stemmed from your website and my ultimatum to him and most of all his strength to not want to be a junkie!! Really all gods intervention. Thanks again..." J (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

"just want to say thanks for your helped so so much bro . I'm30 DAYS clan Mann!!!! I quit cold with no Madison or was the hardest thing I ever went thru I thought I was gonna die bro for real man! but I did it...THANKS a Gen I was holding on to your words like it was a Bible LOL...Thanks again" RD (male)

25 Days clean: "George, Am on day 25 from a 20 year dope habit that escalated to about 20 grams a day... I must say.., "Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there. You inspired me to "get off the hamster wheel"..." RF (female)

1 Month Clean: "Hey man watsup im doing great h free for about a solid month now I cant really remember how I quit I know I used a couple of subs but yea im good clean n feelin so much better I cant thank u enuff for your words of wisdom and encouragement man your an angel in desguise god bless u bro.." DD (male)

"Hi Jorge,...Yesterday was my two month anniversary!! And my one month anniversary from cigarettes...still with my girl working on doing everything right. I so agree about the music and movies... Wish me luck, Ill keep you updated. Thanks again. All the best, today and always..Take care." AO (male)

UPDATE: 6 Months Clean: "Hi Jorge, I wanted to share with you my six month anniversary. Im still not smoking cigarettes either and Im going on a month without weed. Ive done most of the things you recommend on your website such as listen to good music and only watch uplifting movies (me and my gf have banished tv from our lives as well)...I feel strong and happy... and Im loving life for the first time EVER. Im also going back to school next week to get certified... Youve been a great support and I periodically go back to your website to re-read some of your articles as a reminder of what I left behind. Ive had plenty of temptations but have overcome them with grace. I dont look at porn anymore and I definately guard my thoughts, as they are the root of our actions. Thank you for being such a great support for all of the heroin addicts out there as well as us addicts in recovery. God bless you. Ill keep you updated...Take care" AO (male)

UPDATE: 1 Year Clean: "Hi Jorge,... Hope youre doing great. Today is my one year anniversary!! I made it a whole year, one of many to come, with the help of god. My wifes about seven months pregnant and everything is flowing beautifully. Im still training BJJ (jiu-jitsu) and working out daily and Im taking the test to get certified... I want to thank you once again for all your good advice and the energy you send to all of us former addicts as well as the those who are in the midst of addiction who contact you daily. God knows this world needs more people like you. God bless you...Take care" AO (male)
Day 6: "I'm finally through it all. I'm so happy abd I know il never go back I suffered so much but I'm glad I did bec il never want to go through that EVER again but I feel so good I feel like I never did b4. Just wanted to say tu for ur support. You are a good person for caring and good luck to ur success...And I promise you and myself I will never look back or go down that road again. And every time I do think about it il remember the pain it caused in both ways while using and hurting everyone in my life and also ruined a good part I will NEVER forget the suffering I went through these last 6 days so that is a good thing to always keep in my mind. So thank you.... :)..." JR (female)

"Dearest Jorge, I am writing a follow up to my email to you regarding my son. He has been clean now for nearly 2 months. I cannot thank you enough for your very helpful and encouraging website. My son followed your cold turkey plan, except for the exercise. I watched the transformation as his body and mind allowed.... It took about 6 weeks to get a good nights sleep, and once the appetite returned, he got stronger every day. About 2 weeks ago he started to take long skateboard runs, and was quite happy to feel so energized. He began attending weekly Christian based meetings for addiction, and even attends church with me...He is looking for work now, eating and sleeping well, attending meetings and church, associating with drug free friends, and saying he wants to be drug free.,..Let me say again over, and over that I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you put into helping others. My son couldnt have done this alone.... God Bless you for all you do. Regards..." BF (mother helping son)

UPDATE: 1 Year clean: "Hi Jorge, I would like to thank you again and give you an update on my son. I cannot thank you enough for being there for us. My son is currently working in construction 6 days a week, 12 hour days. He started in iron work which is very hard and grueling in 100 degree heat. He loves his job and says he really doesn't want to go back to the life with drugs. My deepest gratitude to you and all of those that help you to help others and deliver a ray of hope in beating what is such a devastating addiction. God Bless You.." BF (Mother helping son)

3 Months clean: "Hi jorge... Hope you are well, you will be truly blessed for the work you're doing. Just wanted to know if naltrexeone is the right route for me, been taking it 3months now and haven't turned back since. Excited to hear from you...Kind Regards." JC (male)
"i like your article. iv just got clean of 2mg of subutex, im at day 7 and ent gr8 yet. what you say about music is true. i run daily....anyway i just wanted to say, yours is probably the best advise for people who want to get clean that iv seen.... its good to be back man...." PC (male)

"Of all the web searches I've done - yours has touched me the most. It was straightforward, true and inspiring. Doing this IS THE MOST DIFFICULT thing in the world to overcome. Thanks for lending an ear. You're an inspiration. Wish me luck." AW (female)

"I'm on my 8 night... I really enjoyed your website you need to let the people know that music really helps!!!!!" TC (male)

"Jorge, I'm now on day 13 after kicking suboxone & heroin cold turkey... I'm determined to win this battle, there is no stopping me! I am so inspired by your tips to be successful in the fight to be free of opiates. I hope others who might want to get out of bondage will visit your page and be encouraged as I was!!!!! Thank you my friend..." JW (male)

"Hi Jorge, I could never ever THANK YOU ENOUGH!! You are an Angel on Earth, My Friend!! Thank You so much... It was rough but your way truely did make it alot easier than the last few failed tries. I have been clean for a while now and getting strong as the days move on.... Once Again, THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS,..." AI (female)

"Hey buddy, good news! I'm on day 13 right now and never felt more powerful in my life. I took in a lot of supplements, got a counselor, talked to friends, I'm at the point where I'm training every day an hour a day... So I'm beyond where I thought I'd be on day 13...and now I'm just feeling on top of the world mentally. Not quite physically...but I don't care. That is nothing compared to the hell I endured at the beginning of withdrawal...had me crying and praying for the first time in my life. Thanks Brother" GS (male)

"Hi Jorge, You've got a brilliant website goin here. You've got some great ideas about passing time, using music and films to stay motivated. I'm definitely goin to use your tips this time. I'll be goin cold turkey,.just wanted to say Hi and thanks." LG (female)
"Jorge, Thank you so much for taking the time to publish this website, your words and motivation to kick the junk old-school cold turkey have really inspired me. Thank you for giving me the strength.... It's now been a whole day and I haven't wasted my entire morning thinking of a way to get my next speedball. I can already feel the change approaching, and I'm welcoming it, with reluctant, yet joyous outstretched arms. What a guy you must be, to dedicate your life to helping guys like me. Thank you so much! I'll stay in touch!..." CJ (male)

UPDATE: 1 month clean: Jorge, I am pleased to report that it has been over a month since I beat heroin and cocaine cold-turkey. Wow, has my life drastically changed! Most noticeably, I have gained over 20 lbs.... I cant stop eating everything in sight! ARGGGG!! I have to remind myself to eat healthier. I have been taking a vitamin regiment which has been helping a lot. Especially my B-Complex vitamins coupled with L-Lysine (amino supplement). I would highly recommend this combination to others in my situation. You were right about the exercise, SO important...I did my best to stretch often and keep moving around, and I took the occasional light walk to the store for supplements or beverages... I had the help of my girlfriend who stood by my side the whole time... Going through all of this together has made us so much stronger, and it becomes more and more clear that she is the person I will marry... I started a new job...I was lucky to have some good friends plug me in with a new job within a few weeks after quitting... I am starting to get back into shape...And after this next paycheck, my girlfriend and I will finally be all caught up on our bills and rent... One of the guys saw me yesterday and said "wow man, you look like a normal, happy, healthy person"... I just feel so thankful to be alive. Everything in life has become so beautiful again. The birds, the sunshine, flowers, smells, feels.... its like an explosion of life everywhere. I feel reborn. It's amazing.... the feeling is so much better than any drug can give you. I proved to myself that "anything is possible"... truly.... you only have to believe in yourself. I feel this empowerment that I have never felt before and I have all this confidence in myself. Something I have struggled with my entire life... Thank you for being there for all of us, Jorge, we need more people in the world like you. It is so easy to be written off by the world as a "stupid junkie"..... but YOU know that its more complicated than that. We are people too. Normal people who have made bad decisions because we were in pain, emotionally or physically. Thank you man. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart..." CJ (male)
40 Days clean: "Hey Jorge,... Thought I would give you an update you on how I am doing and thank you again for your supportive words... I took your advice and battled through. All opiates out my system have not used again. Managed to go back to work today without feeling my heart was bursting out my chest with anxiety. Think the fresh air, structure and being back in the company of the outside world worked wonders too. I really want to keep away from the bad ways and I know I have a way to go with my psychological work. I need to be strong when the thoughts try to tempt me back.... I am getting married soon and my fiance needs to feel secure and not feel she is waiting for the next nightmare...Thanks so much man.." JD (male)

UPDATE: 6 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge how doin man, it's " " that ex addict from Scotland, im still clean my friend started a new job (better pay, better people) and I'm doing so well mate. I am in heaven mate, I really am and those kind emails you sent still ring in my ears, i am stronger than ever and more vigilant and find it easier to discipline myself thanks to people like yourself who have took the time to care, (thanx man) from my heart really, give my love to your family and friends and don't be shy to let people know the work you do because it does work. It's raining here in Glasgow, but the sun is shining in me once more, I am on top and intend to stay here, have a great day buddy, god bless you and yours jorge hope to hear from you soon my friend!!!" JD (male)

"Hello Jorge your story is truly amazing and would like to say all this information has been really helping my boyfriend...Day 1, 2, 3 were really bad for him, day 4 was a good day and he felt so much better but after having a sleep for the first time since quitting... Your website is so helpful and inspiring and as well as helping people quit it has also helped me understand more about heroin and give my boyfriend much better support and encouragement..." SH (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

"Jorge, Hello!! I just HAD to let you know.....we did it...I can't believe how much better I'm FINALLY feeling:)...I'm feeling sooooooo much better.... I can not THANK YOU enough for all your advice....if my daughter had not found your site I'm sure we would all still be using. You are a good man & I will never forget all the help you gave us.... And I KNOW my parents are looking down smiling....finally. Thanks again.." KY (female)

UPDATE: 8 Months clean: "Hi there! I wanted to let you know it is going on 8 months I've been clean now. I can't believe it's really been this long. I can't thank you enough. I've found a killer job making almost $15/hour.., I have my own place again and feel SO good every morning when I wake up. The not sleeping, shakes & eyesight issues have all gone away too...I know my parents are proud of me and I'm trying to help them both by example. Thank you again for being there for me. You are in my daily prayers as you saved my life. I'll continue to keep in touch! Love..." KY (female)
18 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge! I'll have almost 18 months clean...I've actually had the same job for a whole " year..!..I've never had a job that long.. Miracles and blessings left and right...I have a very few people in my life that never gave up hope that I could get my life together, you are one of them. :) ... Just for today, I am free Jorge.... And what an amazing thing it is to not be a prisoner of my own mind. I hope this finds you well. :) I have soooo much love in my heart for you. You have always been there, kinda like one of those great big oak trees. Gotta go for now, I get to go be a productive member of society!..." AW (female)

"I'm at day 8,... I'm going to make it. The worst has to be behind me. Thanks for the website, it helped me every day...I woke up feeling much better. I also told some people who are close to me and I was amazed by their kindness and support. I expected shock and condemnation and got the opposite. I cried when I read your email.... It feels good to admit and talk about what's going on... I rode an exercise bike today and went on a short walk. Thanks..." TB (female)

UPDATE: 33 Days clean: "Hi Jorge!!! I'm doing great. Still clean and feeling better every day. The horror of the first two weeks has gone along way in curbing any cravings. I don't know if I could go through that again. Now that I know. So I'm good, putting my house back in order. It's a literal and figurative disaster. I have a 2nd job interview tues for a big management job I am super qualified for. So. ..... Thank you. I don't know if I could have done it without you. Hugs..." TB (female)

"Hi Jorge, I'm writing to tell you that I finally did go to my doctor yesterday and came completely clean with her and she was so supportive! I wanted to thank you for your advice to go and tell her because I'm not sure I'd of had the guts without your encouragement and the support of my family. Thanks," SR (female)

"I just wanna say....THANK YOU SO.. MUCH! This is the only thing to get me to quit. after reading this I prepared myself and did it. Kicking my 3 bag a day habit was so hard, but i did it finally. And it was all help to your guide bro. If i could hug you, i would. Again, thanks a lot. <3<3 Much love..." RH (male)

"Found your site 8 days ago, and immediately ordered kratom caps to detox off 4 mgs Sub that I was on for depression, not even for opiate addiction. After the sub stopped working I tried to get off... then I researched and found your site. I had the Kratom overnighted and stopped sub that day. Sooo much easier...not perfect but I don't want to jump off a high rise and I now have hope. Many thanks..." MG (female)
"My wife and i had just quit 21 days ago cold turkey. We do struggle sometimes... But we will never go back. A lot of the things in the article you wrote we did and i am glad to see someone else made it.... we dont want to go there again. thank you for the read that you made it was very inspiring." TC (husband and wife)

"Hi Jorge, I'm from Australia... I stumbled onto this site. Let me just say, I love it and thanks again. It gave me strength and hope even in those moments where I would breakdown in tears... Well im back at work today and I wanted to write to you as soon as i got back.... I wish to express my gratitude and if youre ever in town let me know and i'll tell mumma to cook the best Wog food you ever had..... God Bless you brother..." DM (male)

"Your site is the best site on quitting!...I really mean that,...People dont understand junkies need and hour by hour plan and thats what you give. I was a junkie for 20 years... You addressed some very important but mostly missed things...i.e. (what you watch)and the rollercoaster effect it can cause...(been there) the otc stuff...the right music... this is a REAL LIFE PLAN... not some bull... CANT SAY ENOUGH... your a smart guy jorge... you learned your lesson well. THANK YOU..." GO (male)

1 Month Clean: "Dear Jorge, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for your website. It was so helpful to my boyfriend and I when he was going through cold turkey from Heroin. He has now been clean for over a month and continues to work at staying clean every day we look forward to your updates... Thank you. Best regards" ED (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

"Jorge, your words are a salve even to ME! Thank you for the concrete guidance. It's the most descriptive anyone has been. That's what we need! I'll let you know what happens. Thanks for your caring concern and the time you've taken to help us." RS and family (female helping family member)
"Hey Jorge...I am exited to let u know that today i am clean for 18months and going strong... reading your page... inspired me to want to quit. I also go to weekly NA meetings. Thanx for that bro. i have got my life back and im loving having sum money again. To all those addicts out ther, honestly if a previous ""  like me can quit, then ANYONE can. Irie my brother and much love. Jah guides..." NG (male)

"Hello Jorge, I wanted to let you know how "" has faired the last six days. "" first two days were, for lack of a better term, a full on firestorm. But she held strong and cooperated with all she had. During the toughest parts she kept mumbling something we couldn't make it. Finally we got what she was saying... it was "I can do this, I can do this"... day five, "" slept the entire night... day six. They went for her walk/run... I'm so pleased she is bouncing back with the determination of the champion that "" has always been. She is going back to work tomorrow morning, day seven. I don't know how to thank you for the good you have done with your detailed website and personal commitment to those who reach out to you when they are ready to change and get well... With much admiration and appreciation..." DR (mother hepling daughter)

UPDATE 35 Days clean: "Hello..Today marks 35 days! Yay!! A double yay is in order because I surprised "" with a drug test...clean :-) She gave me her bank card some weeks back, and since she makes cash tips at work she made a deal with me to bring them home to me and let me dole out a weekly allowance. ...I feel that this temporary guardianship of her money keeps any unspoken temptation at you know what a true life saver you are? With much respect,..." DR (mother hepling daughter)

"Dear Jorge, I've reached day 40, it seemed like something that I would only read about. I relapsed a couple of time when I tried to quit before, made it to day 5 and day 7 and even day 16. This time I believe the decision was made to quit for good, it was part surrender and part deliverance. Your love for the addict is amazing and I hope you know your love, help, site have helped save many lives and has healed many families. I will now pursue recovery classes in hopes of helping myself and others as you have helped me.. My wife and I are both very grateful. Thank you..." MF (male)
"Hi Jorge,...he's still clean after almost 2 years and is now in the Air Force... Seriously, without you none of this would have been possible. The way he was going he'd either be dead or in prison by now, but instead he's learning to dismantle bombs and serving his country. Thank you for everything..." AM (girlfriend helping boyfriend)

105 Days Clean: "Hey there! Just wanted to give you and update on how I was doing. I've got 105 days clean today and loving ever minute of life again! I went to treatment in november and have been clean ever since.... I wanted to say thank you for all the help and hope you bring to peoples lives. If it weren't for your site and stories I don't think I would've ever found the courage to move forward. I was so broken and lost .... and now I can finally stand to be in my own skin... Thanks again friend. God bless..." NL (female)

UPDATE: 10 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge! I'm doing really well!... i got a promotion at work..., I'm coming up on 10 months clean! It feels amazing! i love my new life, and i am so glad that i decided to get better when i did.... Thank you so much..., it shows me that there are people in this world who truly do care about people suffering with addiction. Best wishes to you my friend, hope to hear from you soon...." NL (female)

"good info jorge as all users who have kicked the best and fastest way to feeling better is going to a gym and sitting in the sauna for 20 min then getting out drink a ton of water then the steam room for 20 min you sweat more in that hour than a full 5 days!! if you dont have a membership you can pay $10 for a day pass at most gyms, by far the fastest and cleanest way!!" SD (male)

"Yes! I made it through work and didn't puke or die or anything, haha... I'm glad I went to work. ... Your e-mails have helped a lot ...And believe me, I am not going to give up now. I swore to myself this would be the last time I get sick. I'm going to try to get back into music or something because I'm sure I'll have extra
time on my hands now. ... Thanks again. Your website rules, and I will recommend it to everyone I know that wants to quit. I couldn't afford the things you had on the cold turkey section.. but things on there still helped me and even made me tear up some. I don't have a great support system here and just reading that, even from a complete stranger, that I can do it is amazing. Thanks again :) " TH (female)
"Hi Jorge! i read ur page and have been taking all the otc's u recomended. im now 51hrs in and compared to the last time I quit cold turkey, this is 100 x's better. my symptoms are so much easier to deal with. havent ran or walked, but am getting out of bed and doing things. last time I just layed there and 12 days later didnt even feel this good. thanx for all ur wonderful advise! i cant wait to be free again! god bless u for caring!..." TM (male)

"Thank you.... Your advise was the best around.....running, hot baths, suppliments!!!! 7 days sober today!!!! Thank you for assuring me that I was not dying. I really did question it for a few days lol..., have no doubt that this battle is mine to conquer and giving up us not an option. I'll update u in a few weeks, however I am off for a morning Jog. Thank u, a million times, thank u for all of your great tips and good knowledge. You were a light in a very foreign darkness!..." SH (female)

UPDATE: 3 Months Clean: "Doing great! Still clean. Everyday gets better and better. Not having my life prisoner to the next opiate is truly freedom. ..... . even now i havent relapsed. I want to live my life. Everyday theres a choice i make to stay clean. Having a website like yours really helped. An email to reach out really shows that you are very amazing human being. Means a lot. Thank you :-).... be blessed. Hugs...i had better go.... Time for my daily run, that you got me hooked on :-) thank you for everything!" SH (female)

"Thank u so much! I have read ur site so many times and finally did it. First time cold turkey didn't work but warm turkey with a few subs did. I'm on day 4 and feel great. I still have 2 subs left and taking them only when needed. Now I'm reading how to beat the cravings and telling myself I can do this. Thanks again u gave the best advice..." MS (female)

UPDATE: Day 9: "It was one of the hardest things I've ever done...but now so worth it. Thank u again for keeping my head up, u really did help me believe in myself. Another thing that helped was I wrote a letter to myself promising to never do it again, all the reasons not to, how I felt withdrawing, and how to get thru the cravings. I took all ur advice and I think I have ur whole entire Web site memorized by now. Thanks again if I didn't stop now I might not have been around in a few more months cuz I was losing so much weight. I'm small as it is only 5 ft and 97 pounds but 2 Weeks ago I was at 83 pounds and would have probably kept losing more weight. I read the success stories and people say that u saved there life, well u can add one more to the list. Can't thank u enough..." MS (female)
"Hi Jorge!.. I wanted to let you know how I'm doing now. I'm engaged to the most supportive and understanding man in the world, and I went back to school to become a doctor. I'm in the honors program at a private " " university with a 4.0 so far, and I'm hoping to become a psychiatrist and join Doctors Without Borders and open up a rehab one day. I had done heroin for 8 years, and once I became clean, I was disgusted at how selfish and despicable a life I had been living. I've gotten 5 of my friends to quit and took care of them through withdrawals...My advice to anyone looking at this website is stop waiting for a good opportunity to quit. A lot of people have to keep working to pay their bills or fix their cars or get a lawyer, but nothing will get better while you're still doing dope. A lot of people's lives are hanging on by a thread, and they feel they don't have the time to withdraw. They're afraid to lose their jobs (the ones who have jobs), but there's no point in even having a job if you're just going to spend your money on dope. When you do dope, there are only 4 places you can go: to the streets, to jail, to the hospital and to the morgue. It's impossible to become successful while on it, and there are no advantages that last. These are facts. I'll never forget the day I stumbled on your website. I didn't know what to do, and all I had to do was ask. You helped me every step of the way... I hope I can come visit you when I finish med school and my residency. I'll definitely need a vacation to the beach by then! :) Thanks for all the help! I never could have done it without you!..." LT (female)

"I jus wantd to email you n let u kno how helpfull ur site has been for me so far... a few months ago a friend showed me this site n I checked it out and about 2weeks ago.... I hit that rock bottom point of it all n knew it was time. So since then iv been constantly reading everythng on here n using it to my advantage n its gotten me further than ever. I actually am happy for the 1st time in years that im gettin my life bak. I couldnt have gotten 13 days clean now without ur help so I jus wanted to thank u alot for puttin this up to help us...." JM (male)

UPDATE: Day 16: "Thanks man. I realy appreciate it. Honestly I dnt kno if I 100% could have gotn to this point without ur help n al that stuff. Ur really helpn all of us ppl on.need more than u thnk strait up. Sobriety feels way betr than it evr did before I became a junky n I have u to thank for that. Ur site really pumpd me up to turn my self arnd n at the perfect time too ... im finally clean at the perfect time to get bak to workn evryday n makn a good livng n bein proud of my life again like I was bak then.... please always keep ur site open to ppl in needand always believe that ur doin a awesome job at saving lives cuz thats the strait real truth...." JM (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months Clean: "o nevr betr...i def havnt been.thnkn about it at all. jus focused on working and getn myself a house soon. been going to the gym almost every day gettin.back the look i lost on drugs. so yea id say so far so good. no lookn back jus stayin true to the life i really want. i appreciate u emailing me . its good to kno thrs ppl out there that care..." JM (male)
Day 16: "Hello Jorge... Its been 16 days without opiates and feeling better day after day. Man, your site and personal story truly inspired me and as I said...., planted a seed in me... the no turning back tree is now growing in the fertile garden of my ravaged soul, towards the light! I feel strong and will not go back to heroin slavery. Thanks for your site, your support, you probably know that but your site has a lot of impact on the mind of people willing to quit this evil addiction. I still have a lot to do with my life. Revolution is on the verge in my home town " " and all over the world... The only people making war on drugs are the ones trying to quit!!!!!! Have a nice day Jorge, you saved another soul!..." CG (female)

3 Weeks Clean: "Hi Jorge, I just wanted to say hello to you, my friend, and let you know that I am back... and still sober. Staying sober hasn't been easy man but I have done it for three weeks now (off of EVERYTHING including lesser drugs and alcohol too) and it does feel good. I started exercising again and that really helps.... I just have to keep going. Keep fighting the evil urge to use. Stay sane. Stay calm.... I am just going to take little steps like fixing my resume up and then send it out daily. And just pray. And pray....I hope you are well. I thought of you often.... You may have saved my life. I still thank you every day for what you are doing here and for the website. It's a miracle for addicts in need. Keep it up! Your friend,..." LC (female)

UPDATE: 1 Year clean: "Hello there Jorge!...I have some great news - I made it to my ONE year sober mark!!! I'm really not sure how to convey what I felt the yesterday as I took my one year token at my home group meeting. There was so much love and joy and gratitude in that room. I felt like I finally had achieved something in my life that I could be proud of. I finally set a goal and achieved it, and it was the hardest thing I've ever done! ...The life I have today is so radically different from my life just one year ago. I have a safe, warm home to live in with people who love me. I have food in my refrigerator. I have hobbies now that do not involve scoring and using. I found out that I am not at all who I thought I was - I am someone who likes things like gardening and photography and writing...Today I have successful, kind, positive-thinking friends I can talk to or call anytime...I am able to be more honest with everyone, especially myself, and that is such a gift...the biggest miracle of this past year for me has been the birth of my son... I love my little boy so much... I will never forget what you have done for me and so many others by building your website and being at your computer when I called out in desperation. You are this incredible torch in the darkness for all us...Thank you for not forgetting us. Thank you for going back into the "war zone" now and again to help some of us out. You are a personification of the good in all Heroin addicts and ex-users. We all have something to offer this world. I can't wait to begin helping others more as I get stronger and stronger. Thank you AGAIN from me and my son "!... If I could hug you or shake your hand I would. Much love to you, brother. Love Your friend and (sober!!!) sister..." LC (female)
" is our 12th day clean off heroin! your site really has helped keep me motivated these past days... For some reason i can feel it within myself that this time is diferent, we are done, cant keep being a slave to the dam drug! I want to thank u for this site... i really feel different this time and dont think i'll go back to that life... thanks again for ur site!..." AL (male)

UPDATE: 95 Days clean: "...Jorge!! Today my bro and I are 95 days off dope!... Been excercising almost daily and actually look forward to being able to wake up and not be sick! Thanks again for ur website it was a huge help! I know in my heart ill never go back to my old way! Thanks again!..." AL (male)

10 Months Clean: "Dude you have no idea how much you helped me out for real i think i be readen your story for the first three weeks that i was self detoxing And it got me through and here i am ten months later.... you help alot of us out thank you very much and god bless you..." AN (male)

"Hello Jorge, I wanted to let you know that our son and roommate have been clean for 20 days. It has been a long 20 days but it does feels longer. Without your program and the step by step instructions and turning it totally over to God we would never have made it through the first 7 days and next 13 days. We took shifts and stayed awake the whole 7 days kept pumping in the OTC's and kept them moving as much as we could, we borrowed a portable hot tub so they could both soak in hot baths as often as they needed and prayed and prayed and prayed. Here are some of the things that I know made a huge difference...1. You mentioned that having support that helped you through is huge. They tried to do this themselves three weeks before they asked for our help and failed. They need help so do not be too proud to ask. Take what ever help you can get and if you can't get any look harder. There are many many people out there that would help if you can find them. 2. The OTC's are not a joke they are real and as you said if you have any money left buy them and if you don't look harder for someone who will help you get them. 3. walk, run, soak is real... DO NOT IGNORE THIS.... 4. Don't give up don't give in and stay away from the people that were part of that life and if they want out too don't try to help them yourself send them to the people who helped you. Thank you Jorge I hope one day our son and his roommate will be involved in your mission. I know that my husband and I are already committed. We would do this again any day for any one. Thank you for your website and thank you for supporting us though this..." AB (mother helping son)
"Hey man just checking in...I've been up for 4 hours on day 5. Feeling good. My mind is alert and my appetite is coming back. I managed to get 6 hours of sleep last night (probably from getting 0 the night before) It took a while this morning for my body to catch up with the mind but a walk .. with my dog seemed to do the trick. 3 days ago this day 5 seemed so far away. I worked for 4 hours yesterday and I'm bout to go do the same. I can't wait for this day to end and tomorrow to start. Taking it day by day man..." DR (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hey man thanks for the response and the support. It certainly helps... I turned my cell phone off so I am somewhat out of communication...I was ready to give in and went for a drive to go find a phone (not to many payphones around these days). Anyway I went to two different payphones and they were both broken. If something were to convince me that there is a higher power in life that would be it. By the time I hit the second payphone I realized what I was doing and came back to earth. Came back home and calmed down...realized how fragile this situation is. Anyway I am trying to stay on guard...the physical part isn't that bad at the moment except for the coming and going of restless legs and the lack of just keeps creeping in my head...I had 2 cravings today but they eventually went away. Anyway gonna try to stay strong and just finish up this day so I can start day 6. Thanks for being an's greatly appraciated..." DR (male)

UPDATE: Day 20: "Hey Jorge. Just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still going strong and dope free :) It's a battle but so far I'm still winning. Still not sleeping well but I'm full of energy. Wanted to thank you for everything..." DR (male)

UPDATE: Day 40: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to say what's up. I've past day 40 and things are really starting to shape up. Took me a little while to get here but .. if it wasn't worth it. I spent the good part of 2 months sick ... but today I feel great. After the first week (couldn't manage the first week) I started working part time 20-25 hours 4 days a week. It was a help but it still left me with a lot of time. My goal was to get a full time job by the end of one month clean. Low and behold at exactly one month clean I got one. Now I am working 6 days a week. Around 55 hours. How nice that my paycheck doesn't go to dope anymore. I can finally start paying off some of that junkie debt. My days are finally full and I'm thinking clearly. I'm up around 6am every morning. Coffee, workout(not always but trying). Work 9-7. with the pup, eat, read, sleep. Yes that's right...SLEEP!!!...who would've thought after all those sleepless nights that 7-8 uninterupted hours of sleep was possible? I've started seeing an addiction counselor; I'll see where that goes. This is the longest I've gone without taking any opiate... and to be honest this time it will be for good. I don't ever want to go through what I've been through these last 4 months.... Never again man.... Just wanted to thank you again for all that you have done for so many of us. Much love brother..." DR (male)

UPDATE: 1 Year Clean +: "Jorge, What's going on man. It's been a while so I just wanted to check in and say what's up. I'm still a few months short but it will be 2 years soon enough since I decided to get off the junk. It's was a hell of a battle in the beginning and you and your website were certainly a huge help. Anyway...a little update. I took a new job down in " " about a year ago. Just working and living. I am currently in the process of sitting for the " " exam so that takes up alot of my time. I quit smoking cigarettes recently as well. For the most part life is good. It feels so good to have control of my life. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for all your help..." DR (male)
"Hi Jorge. Thank you for putting this site up for girls like me who want to change.... start googling things and stumble upon this gem!...I have been clean now from snorting H and Oxys for 3 weeks...once again thank you for all this info. This page has given me great guidance...Thanks.... LB (female)

"Hi,..My bout was shortlived with "H" luckily. I tried my first hoot about 2 months ago and I quickly became a 400 plus dollar a day user. I followed your cold turkey tips to a T and am now on day 6 and doing really well! Anyone who says they can't are wrong. I just did it w my boyfriend we suffered and succeeded together and I just wanted to say thank you!.." S & C (female)

"Your site helped me alot. I'm almost 72 hours into my withdrawl after using heroin iv for almost a year. I feel really good, the worst is over from what i hear and my body is starting to return to normal. your site was a huge inspiration and i found myself going back over the more motivational parts of your page over and over whenever I felt weak and it helped me get through. I know its soon yet, but I really think I beat this and I did it with your help. Whoever the hell you are, thank you. you are a really great person..." WM (male)

UPDATE: "day 8. feelin like a rockstar. killin it at work. you saved my life. i will pay it foward.." WM (male)

"Hey man,... I am now 8 days clean off a serious long term heroin addiction, which is the cleanest I have been in years, and it definitely feels amazing. I've read your page countless of times because of the motivation it gives me, I have always felt like everyone else had the strength to quit except me, but I did it and I'm threw my withdrawls. Thanks for your support." KC (male)

"Thank you so much for your post this is day five with no heroin or any pills to get off it just cold turkey immodium and dramamine..." VD (mother helping son)

"We are trying to follow your website to help him come off heroin I gave him the Tagamet, Imodium, and Nyquil and it made him feel 100% better. I think I should make sure he gets it through the night as well as the daytime Thank you.." RH (mother helping son)

44 Days clean: "Hey just wanted to let you know we're still clean. Just got a house now that al of our money isnt out the window. I feel like i woke up from a LONG nightmare, it feels awesome. Im losing weight and feeling more healthy and stronger every day. Thanks for the support. I only took a half of a sub for three days and i did it! My husband needed more but hes off subs and all also. Finally, we are enjoying life with our baby and picking up the pieces of what we lost to dope. Thanks,..." JC (female)
"I just wanted to thank you for your site! My husband came clean to me 2 weeks ago about his heroin problem and finally asked for help.... I came across your website and its been so helpful to the both of us. The success stories on here give me hope that he can beat this. Hes been sober 5 days now. The withdrawals are still a struggle for him but we're following your advice and i believe he can beat it this time. Thank you so much for your website!..." FB (wife helping husband)

UPDATE: 2 Weeks Clean: "I just wanted to update you and let you know that my husband has been clean for 2 weeks now! This is the longest he's ever been clean and I think making it to the 2 week mark was our first big hurdle and he did it! ...He still takes the Valerian Root... and I started him taking vitamin B12 and a multivitamin. He found an NA meeting that he really enjoys and has been a positive influence on him. I am very hopeful for the future! Thanks for all the knowledge you bring to those suffering with drug problems and their loved ones!..." FB (wife helping husband)

"Hi jorge, just letting ya know we are five days in!!!! And i am hella stoked! Thanks to you. you have been our life saver and since I dont know you personally im praying for god to do something good for you in your life! you are an insperation to us all out here. I hope for more and more users to find your website and get the know how and the courage to quit.... well i love you jorge!!!! thanks again! :) :) xoxox :)..." RE (female)

UPDATE: "Hi jorge. We r now 12 days in today! Im exited. I feel like i am living my life again. Yesterday we were able to go to the creek and go swimming and have a good time sober. It was a blast.... Last week we were only like in our third day and this guy called wanting us to go in on a g with him. We even had the
money in our pockets to do so and we fought the temptation. I was proud.. It was hard as hell though lol but we did it. Thank u again so much! Again i sit here and cry just thinking about everything and how long we have come.... now everything is so great... Thank you soooo much!!!!!!! *with tears in our eyes! Love !!!..." RE (female)

UPDATE: 1 Year Clean: "Jorge you may not remember me but I came to you over a year ago and I asked for your help to get clean.. I come to you over a year later and I want to say thank you and God bless you Jorge!!!! You helped guide me, you wrote me back in email when I thought I would give up!!! My gosh was it hard?!? You damn right it was! I am over a year clean.... People I promise yall can do it and Jorge will help!!!! God has a special place for you Jorge! Is it possible to love a stranger???? Because I love you!!..." RE (female)
11 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge.... just like so many people before and after me, you guided me through the worst part of my withdrawls and helped me to the other side. You helped me get back on my feet, and you were there for me during times I thought I was going insane. I will have 11 months clean from opiates tomorrow. I just wanted to say THANK YOU... you have given me my life back... you helped me to grow the wings I needed in order to fly, and stay away from all the drug... I don't talk to anyone who uses... I have amazing friendships again... I have goals that I am pursuing... I have never felt better. I just wanted to say thank you..." NM (female)

UPDATE: 4 Years clean: "Hello Jorge, I am emailing you to say "thank you." This voice of appreciation has come much later than it should have, and I apologize for that. You kept me on my toes during the most crucial time in my recovery. On June 30th I will have 4 years clean. I have been in college for the last 3 years and worked my way up to an Assistant Store Manager position with the job I kept during my schooling. I am finished with my prerequisites now, and will be applying to the nursing program at my college. I have kept a consistent 3.8-3.9 GPA the whole time I've been in school; addicts tend to be persistent... I have worked " to get to this point; I even dropped rap music :) I just wanted to say thank you for helping me, inspiring me, coaching me, listening to me, advising me, and most of all-- for caring about me. You laid the foundation in my recovery and gave me the tools I needed to build upon it. I will forever be grateful. Thank you, Jorge..." NH (female)

"jorge, your website gives me more inspiration to get of the... and get my life back together than ANYTHING else. when i finally clicked the "if you're ready" link and the rocky theme started i nearly cried because i was filled with so much hope..... i can't wait to be free,....thank you for your inspiration..." MF (male)

"Jorge I want you to know I just finished day 3 and feel more alive then I ever have, I came clean to my friends,.. I truely believe I had an ephiany. I WILL DO IT THIS TIME, NO IF's AND's or BUT's. IM GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS. I KNOW I CAN!! Not only for me, but for my family, and friends as well. God bless, I think im starting to see the light. Much love jorge, sincerly,..." TK (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Jorge I've been meaning to contact you currently 5 days clean!!!..." TK (male)
"I've decided to stop smoking heroin(again)and come off codeine tablets...I am feeling positive and have support from Mum. Your site is helpful and I've put it in my favourites to read when I feel down. I know I want to stop my addiction and lead a constructive life. Thank you so much for putting this info on the web..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 3: "Managed to get a few hours sleep. Now on day 3 and I feel awful but in a positive state of mind. I'm still referring to your site and will do so for a long time to come....Taken two walks today and had two hot baths watched an episode of Big Bang Theory and two episodes of The Simpsons. I've also eaten toast and Marmite(yeast spread B vitamins almost instantly improve my mood toward the +). Been drinking Tea milk and water. Still feel rough but this is only day three...Your right about doing good and good things come. The last two days I've noticed some little events that have benefited me. I think this is known as karma? I've broken all ties with the smack world, even blocked my best mates number! Nobody from that scene can get in touch with me unless I fold(I WILL NOT FOLD!!) When my health is better I'm going to relocate to SE Asia to Teach or do charity work or start a business, who knows sky is the limit!!! I know I will always refer to your site during times of weakness and from my own experience the cravings can hit a year or more down the road. Thanks so much Jorge your the bees knees...." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 4: "Hi Jorge hope your well, It's day four! Feeling a lot better than yesterday. Positive things happening with just a relatively small effort on my part. Been following the advice in your site. I can't run yet but the walking and hot baths are doing me the world of good. Gatorade in UK is called Lucozade finally found some today. Funny, I can score in 4 mins and it takes me 4 days to find a soft drink. I'm going to move away from here just as soon as I can and build a new life I think it's for the best. It's hard blocking people out of my life but this is about me and my future happiness. Stay in touch peace..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hi Jorge! Hope your well? What can I say? I never thought I would stick it for this long but I have been reading your site since last week and keeping you updated. These two things have been key in this recovery process...I've enjoyed getting emails from you. The sunshine came pouring through my bedroom window this morning and woke me up. That was when I realised I slept for five hours last night. I feel good today !!... Thanks Jorge, peace.." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "Hello Jorge I hope this mail finds you well... Here it is,day 7!! Yee haa!! I'm very happy to have got this far and I know I can get to day 40 with no hassle. Thankyou so much Jorge for being around and your website too... Take care Jorge..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 8: "Hi Jorge,Hope your well... I got paid today and didn't score... Still walking,thinking and eating properly and even though I'm still in the town I associate with doing gear, I've cut all ties with that world. I feel better about it everyday. Sincerely..." BW (male)

UPDATE: Day 11: "Hi Jorge hope your well,I'm cool taking it easy as I'm still not up to full power yet. Just enjoying thinking about possible futures and being free from heroin. I've been sleeping a lot and having some cool dreams. I will have a vacation and then return to work and study,looking forward to it. Take care Jorge, sincerely..." BW (male)
"Hey-...i've been using heroin for almost 2 years, and in the past 6 months is when i've become on and off physically dependent. The vicious cycle of heroin use and withdrawl...god, it's the most painful thing to endure, whether for yourself or for someone you care about. I went to your site and read the whole thing- crying the entire time (especially the testimonials). The information you offer is so spot on and helpful, the best we (me and my boyfriend) have found so far. Thank you so much for creating this site and being there for complete strangers. After reading this site and seeing how strong and motivated my boyfriend is, I really do want to just get rid of the rest of my bags and start fresh, stay clean for the both of us. I really appreciate it, thank you so much for helping me and especially for helping my boyfriend to stay strong...." AB (female)

UPDATE: Day 1: "Hey again, today's day one. finished my last bag last night. i woke up feeling okay,...can't get comfortable. ..., and i'm sweating and cold ugghh. i can't get any more so i obviously just have to suffer through it. i can't wait to be done with this and i'm hoping tomorrow won't be as bad as i think it will be. thanks again for listening. hope all is well with you...i'm gunna go drink some water, take a hot shower and try and relax. thanks again- and i'll keep you posted!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: Halfway through day 2. last night and this morning was hellllllll. woke up totally drenched in sweat, freezing cold, etc etc.... freezing/burning up, blah. made it to my first class, and atually felt better in the middle of it. the mornings and nights are always the worst though, so whatever. i think walking to and from class helped too, like you said.... can't wait to hit day 7, day 20, and onward!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: Day 2: "i keep telling myself it doesn't get worse than this, that the worst is over... day 2 almost done, day 2 almost done. i cant even imagine moving, its hard enough to go get more water ugghh. thank you for the continued support, i reread these messages daily. i will get through this...." AB (female)

UPDATE: "Day 3!... I forced myself to get up..., and talking to him (I came clean) helped a lot....Woke up this morning...- took some dayquil and advil. Got up and got ready for class, tried eating pretzels and peanut butter...definitely a struggle :/ My stomach started killing me so instead of going to class i went back to your website. i labeled my calendar! it worked out perfectly.. day 30 is my last day of school and i get to go home. I'm so excited! It made me feel good looking at the calendar. And to be honest, I was really skeptical of the music thing on your page, I didn't think it could have that big of an effect. However, I decided to try it.. so i went and listened to I Will Survive. Not gunna lie, it made me cry...but in a good way, like I was smiling too. I have it on repeat right now, really uplifting (: I know day 3 is going to be hard too.., but I'm excited to get through it and get to day 4. and then to day 30..." AB (female)

UPDATE: "almost done with day 4. besides occasionally being freezing or boiling, my main symptoms are headaches, a terrible cough...., and my stomach almost constantly being upset haha. oh and randomly feeling the need to cry? which is always fun. i know it'll get better soon and i'll get to move on from eating pb&j whenever i'm hungry haha.... thanks again...." AB (female)

UPDATE: "hey again! day 6, feeling basically back to normal, which is great......hope all is well with you!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: "day 7- made it out. one weeeeeek yay (: ..." AB (female)

UPDATE: "hellohello. finishing day 12, doing well.....i've been trying to keep myself busy/brain occupied so i don't think about all this. i do hope all is well with you and that you're getting many success emails!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: Day 13: "I just watched the movie Candy- it was fantastic. It of course made me cry, just watching what they go through and the procession...., it just made me think, ya know? and i love the tim buckley version of the theme song, song to the siren.... i'm feeling a little better about things.... keeping myself busy. thank for you for the last email, as always, made me feel better.... hope all is good with you!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: 1 Month Clean: "Hello hello! I just wanted to send a quick email saying that I'm home, done with finals (and even did pretty damn well haha- got an A on one final/in one class, waiting on the others!), and on day 31!!! I got home last night, and usually I immediately go and get a bag and then figure out my plans, but nope! Only vaguely crossed my mind, but didn't even crave. I know it's only day one, but I was still pretty damn happy haha.... And it just reminded me of your testimonials page, and how I would read it and couldn't wait to be a part of that, actually sober of this.... I hope all is good with you!..." AB (female)

UPDATE: 75 Days Clean: "Hey,...I've been doing well,... I have over 75 days clean (lost count haha) and am feeling really good! I started going to meetings over the summer actually, and liked them a lot more here than in my home town. Thanks for checking in!..." AB (female)
"...i am in day 1 and i have been reading all success stories from your website that motivated me so much again... i do really appreciate u getting back to me and i am seriously working on it...i really really want to be clean...sincerely..." BP (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "hi jorge,...i went miles n miles away a far end town...i went through my hell but bright and smily future n i have got it this time, as i am in nearly half way to my day 6 and feel like i am at the top of the world...i wouldnt have been able to went through this challenging battle against my own bad devils without your support! even we are strangers you mean a lot lot lot lot lot... that i respect u as my own parents seriously what u doing for those to help in heroin is really an amazing n fab job..i will pray n i am sure you will als be my inspiration throughout my entire life... i will alz pray with my wife together for ur success who was there with me every step those hell nights....we love u so much n we admire u George, you are an angel and a hero of my life...your email means a lot to us.." BP (male)

UPDATE: Day 8: "hi friend,, i m so proud to say that i m on day 8 today and yes jorge i did it..the main pains and sufferings days are gone..i m not gonna turn back now and keep pressing like u said and i really really want to turn my life around and wanna feel my normal body... pls keep ur site open for the whole world who r out there in need of it...god bless u and we pray for ur happiness...sincerely..." BP (male)

UPDATE: Day 12: "hi jorge,...thanks for reply and ur way way of inspiring me when i really needed it..its been 12 days clean and like u say as the days are passing by i m feeling better..last two days thanks god, sun came out in london and i was walking and getting some sunlight...i m drinking green smooothies too...i do have to say it was a greatest battle of my life but i have came this far now going through my hell nights so never gonna turn back wife is so proud of me and i m done done done with this junk never wanna let my loved ones down...enough is enough like u said its time to turn the life around and stay clean forever....ur few words meant a lot to us so i feel like there is someone on the other part of the world who understands me that keeps me motivated and inspired...i really appreciate and respect the fact that u r helping the people like us who need u desperately....may god bless u all ur life and all ur dreams come true!!!!!praying for ur success!! sincerely..." BP (male)

"Hey George. Thanks for your response. I've been off pizza (that's what we call H in Az) for 7 days. I've been taking subs. .4 a day for 5 days & .2 the last 2 days. I'm tapering down now because I won't allow myself to get addicted to something else. I've been on methadone before & as you know the doctor gave me massive amounts. I quit that because I got tired of being addicted to that. I've taken subs before. Never to quit. But because I didn't have pizza. As many of us know. A lot of the pain we feel is in our minds. Now that I know I won't be getting high. I feel much better. Usually on the subs I can't eat. But I never lost my apetite. I imagine I'll have some mild feelings of discomfort. But that's the price I pay for using that evil drug. Your site has lead the way for me & I thank you. I hope to 1 day give you an update that says 6 months clean etc. And I will. For those of you high reading this site wishing you could quit. You can. I was there. High as a kite & reading the words. I made a decision that it's not worth it to pay all that money to feel normal. I'd rather feel like poop for a bit & keep my money. And you will to. Listen to George. He knows what's best. Don't give up. You can & will do it. That I promise you. Don't be like me and beat yourself up. That was my excuse to keep using. It's not worth it. I'll keep you posted George. Thanks & God Bless." NM in Arizona. (male) 7 days clean
"There would and will not EVER be another site I could imagine other then yours to use personally or to recommend to friends loved ones ect...I respect that you are not directing all heroin users or people affected by us (proud to say ex) users into one category, instead you have a huge list of different aspects stages and circumstances of this epidemic to be more descriptive and helpful to ALL. I understand more about my addiction now then I have in the past 7 yr. struggle ive been through. and for that I thank you. whether or not you believe, I know God sent me to your page for a reason so in turn know that through Christ you are a messenger if not just for me but for the other blessed souls that reach this site,..thanks,..." MC (female)

"Jorge,'s 9 am here in Singapore, and I'm on the way to school. It's day 3 of withdrawals for me..." JL (male)

"Dear Sir,...We just returned last night from retrieving our daughter... I found your website. I have printed your information for her and we have purchased everything that you suggested. My daughter did some drugs tonight...for the first time they were OTC drugs !! ...Your words are resonating with her and she has a glimmer in her eyes on this, day two. Thank may have in fact saved our daughters life... " RD (mother helping daughter)

"By far the best "quiting heroin" literature I've ever read. I totally agree with your philosophy. I'm now on day 4 and took my last 1/4 strip of Suboxone. I've kicked before, but usually after relocating to another town or by going to jail.... Jorge, you've really done a lot by putting together this site. I'm planning on joinng a gym down the street, pursuing old hobbies again, spending more time with my loved ones. AA has always helped me too.... Yesterday I had a call from an old dope friend/dealer. I told him I'm done,...and to not call anymore. Gonna go listen to some eye of the tiger!! Much love and peace brother...." RE (male)

UPDATE: 3 Weeks Clean: "I quit heroin, alcohol, and cigarettes cold turkey, That was 3 weeks ago. I'm feeling great. I have a job...I'm working out, and eating well again. I've been going to AA meetings, reading Osho, Daily Meditations, and the Big Book. I have plans to go to a local community college to get my associates of applied science and become an RN. I'm so done with all of that bull " "! Too many years of my life have been wasted on that life.I'm ready for vol. 2. I've got a long life ahead of me, and I'm determined to make it a good one. Thank you for your empathy and compassion, that means a lot to me. Take care George..." RE (male)
"hey geoorge, i didnt smoke two days now but i feel okay. i only have a slight pain in my lower back and i get cravings..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george, i got your email this morning thax alot. im on day 3 now i feel much better, i thought day 3 was gna be the worse but im done with the cold turkey no hot sweats, cold shiverings, retlesness, pains no nothin. i feel so happy. jst wna say thnx alot. i thought the withdrawals will last seven days but i feel so good. i learned to fight agsinst the withdrawals and i made it!!!! now i'm in charge not heroin. so glad i'm through the worse..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george. i got your e mail thanx alot. im on day 4. im doing great. i still get cravings but not that very bad atleast im through the worse cold tukey and i made it without any medication. i neva gna smoke heroin or any other drug again. im so glad im in charge of my life again and not heroin..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george, i made it to day 5. im so proud of myself, u an inspiration i could not have done this without your help. thanx a million. the cravings are not bad and it start to disapear. i learned a lesson well, i will always remember the pain and suffering my body went through. i neva wna touch heroin again!!!!!..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "hey george, with confidence i can say its day six now and im still going strong. i even feel more determined my work is improving alot, i make the sales and meet targets again like before. thanx alot man..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "Hey george it is 12 days now.... i feel good. thanx alot..." MJ (male)

UPDATE: "3 moths clean and i'm going strong. thanx alot. your web site helped alot....keep up the good work..." MJ (male)

"...I'm on Day 2, and your website has helped me a lot... I showed your website to my husband, who does not use and is a great support to me, and he thought it was cool. I'm sick of living on the dark side. I want to live in the light again, in the love,.." LB (female)
"Hello, Glad I found this sight. I have never used heroin but I am and have been addicted to prescription pain pills for 14 years. I bought something called Indo bomb 50 times strength at a head shop. Worked great for 3 days... I have done extensive research on Kratom and quite impressed. This to me is the best way to help addiction and as individuals work a program. I have said good bye to others that take pills in order to save my life. God puts things right under our noses and I found you and your amazing website... I have no pain at all sir. My nose stopped running, I am pleasant and not wanting to scream at everyone. By Gods intervention in finding your website you have helped me too. God bless you so very much. Thank you for your help in saving my life along with the powers that be. May God bless you and your fellow partners in promoting kratom to help with the disease of addiction... I wish you success and good health to you and all your loved ones and associates. I live in " " Florida and now I can enjoy the beach. With deepest gratitude..." TP (female)

"Hey jus wanted to let you kno I'm still clean!!! I can't believe it... I moved from jersey to florida to leave myself wit no options to crack and use. Its jus a fight mentally now which is hard... Your sight helped and knowing that someone lik you was there to help that's gone through it made t easier. What your doin for us addicts is amazing and so selfless I couldn't be more greatful. Bc of your help I'm on 6 days clean!! Thank you so much..." AD (female)

UPDATE: 3 Weeks clean: "Hey jorge jus wanted to let you kno I'm 3 weeks clean today!!! Feelin a little better everyday now. Its still hard but its a lot better than it was. Thank you so much for all your help. Again what you do for all of us is amazing. God bless you..." AD (female)

"I just wanted to thank you so much on our advice. You gave me push I needed. As of today I'm 7 days clean...I start thinking about that bad dark place I was in. And I couldn't believe how much money I wasted on that crap. I never Did anything like this before.. I'm struggling a little but going to keep my head up. Thank you so much for you kindness and not judging me..." MR (female)

"thank u so much for caring..i haven't used now for 4 days. i quit smoking couple days ago so i know that will help... thanks so much for caring..." BD (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "thanks for getting back to me so soon bro i really appreciate it i finally slept last night for 3 & half hours first sleep in a week...also holding food down now praise god! u r a blessing to segregated from all outside world here at treatment but its nice to feel ur support ... god bless u jorge..." BD (male)

40 Days clean: "Hello Jorge,..I've been really busy trying to get my life back on track. After struggling for a few months i have finally quit! I'm proud of myself but i know my battle isn't over yet. I have been clean since November fifth,...I'm currently waiting to hear back from a potential employer as to whether or not i got the job.. I had to take a urine analysis when i applied for the position and it was the first time I've ever taken a UA without knowing i was going to fail! (great feeling). Every day i stay clean gives me hope for my future. I keep building up positive momentum and i finally feel free from the grips of H. Thank you again..." ES (male)

"Your website is a godsend. My daughter is in detox at this time...I plan to utilize your site in her fight to stay clean. Thank you so much..." KB (mother helping daughter)

6 Months clean: "Hey there!!!!! I am so excited to tell you I'm at my 6 month mark!... I haven't been more proud of myself!... Cold chills and everything else are gone and have been gone for quite some time!... Thanks again for everything you've done to support me and keep me on the right track! I honestly don't think I would have got through this without being able to bug you with questions and rely on you for the positive reenforcement! I can honestly say, it's smooth sailing from this point on.. With much gratitude,..." AV (female)

"Jorge, I haven't given you an update in a long time on my son. Next month will be a year that my son had been off heroin,... He is still doing good. He looks good and has gained some weight. It's nice to have my son back.... I will always be grateful to you for your help... Please send me your address, I have wanted to send you a card and some money to help you help others....Thank you so much for everything,..." GA (mother helping son)
"Hi Jorge,... today is day 11 off of heroin and day 8 off suboxone....I just wanted to let you know out of all the websites out there that I had searched through...yours is by far the best. It significantly helped me curb my addictions mentally by just reading through all your words; as they are obviously heart-felt and significantly motivational....Thank God for people like you <3..." LC (female)

UPDATE 9 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge! Im doing great! I've been clean since November and I am doing really well at my job and I appreciate the touch-base message and hope you're doing okay too! <3..." LC (female)

"I just wanted to tell you that I am on day 4 of an "almost completely drug free" detox.... Basically, I'm gonna really try to go the 7 days like you said. After tomorrow it'll be 5 full days, and once the 7th day arrives, I'm gonna try to find another short term goal to make my time go even farther. I am a strong person, and know I can do this. I have to remember that I was happy before heroin, and I can be happy after! THANKS!!..." LB (female)

"I am helping my son right know, we are on day4, I pray he makes it all the way!!...thank you.." CJ (mother helping son)

"GOD BLESS YOU! Your a angel man I already told my brotherinlaw about changing our lives completely. When my dad comes home I'm flushing a big bag of pot down the toilet in front of him. Your Awesome keep saving people bro you are a savior! God bless,..." LG (male)

"Hi I am doin good I bn clean 2day is my 5th day :) its bn hard but im doin it I bn strong.... I go for long walks it was hard da fist couple days I tryd to kick cold turkey I stayd as long as I could then I took a saboxone I did good I was oferd to do stuff 3times n I turnd it down ... im done with it.... when I start getn cravings n thinkn bout it I just start prayn n leave walkn I want to say thank u for rembern bout me n being here for me :)..." MR (female)

"Hi Jorge, I'm on day 2 of getting off heroin. A little over a week ago I was able to get my hands on some suboxone strips. I finally decided enough was enough and I want to stop using....It's time to clean up the mess I've made. I really agree with your recommendation about moving. I'm trying to decide where I want to go but I need to find work first. So today I'm going to start applying for jobs. I pray to god I find one so I can get the hell out of here.... Thank you again for your site!..." AP (female)

41 Days Clean: "Jorge!!! I really need to give you a BIG THANK YOU!!!! You SAVED my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jorge I'm clean for 41 days!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it???? I started my "clean journey" the last time I emailed you. I used the subs as you advised with the plans you send me. The subs helped alot with the withdrawals. I think I was using the subs for 6 or 7 days when I also stopped using it. The withdrawals was not as bad as I thought it would be and all went well. Some days was harder than other days but I kept myself busy with my work and after work with my two lovely sons. JOrge, I know can't believe I was wasting my life with the bad habbit!!!!!!!!! Even my sons saw the difference in my "life style pattern"!!!! I got tears in my eyes, and it was the best moment I had in a long time, I felt so proud to show them I want to be a better mom and that they can see the change!!!!!!!! My family is also standing behind me know.... Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!...." MN (female)

UPDATE: 10 Months Clean: "Hi Jorge!!!!!!!What a big surprise when I opened my mail this morning and see you mail!!!!!Things are going GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't used any drugs or heroin since our last emails. And I don't even plan to ever go back!!!! I haven't feel this good for a long long time. The nicest feeling is even the people in town come to me and say I look so good and healthy!!!!! The difference in my appearance is so remarkable... I would really like to help others in need as you have helped me. Enjoy your day!!!!!!!!!!!!..." MN (female)

"You website was my only hope and with the help of my girlfriend we have FINNALY after a year of me smoking off foil everyday, got me 12 days clean under my belt.... I wanna stop i understand i have done terrible things to people and gotten many into it but i wanna be good..." JH (male)

"Hello Jorge, Just had to email you... I'm in my 8th day of sobriety from heroin and xanax, been an op addict for 9 years...I am detoxing on my own, at my parents, away from the town where I use... iv been trolling sites the whole time iv been up here, and i was getting depressed, all i saw was go to rehab, go to
meetings is ur only chance....finally I came across ur site, and I LOVED IT!!! So motivating, so uplifting for me, watched the rocky video and the hairs on my neck stood's so nice to hear someone say you can do this, it's all up to you, bc that's how I feel inside...and iv already been following a lot of the advice you give. I been drinking water like crazy, and 3 of the days iv taken 2-3 mile walks in the woods, doing big hill climbs and all,..., and yes I do believe it's helped a ton w getting me to feel better quicker, plus i slept descent for the first time last night, 7 hrs.... once again thanks for the site, very well may save my life..." JS (male)

UPDATE: "Iv made it 27 days :-) This is the best iv felt and happiest iv been in a very long time!! I even have a week off of tobacco after using that for 20 years, and that hasn't bothered me much at all... I know my life's gonna b great bc I already see it in my mind! Thanks again for the support, it really meant a lot to me. I hope this message finds you happy and healthy, best wishes :-)..." JS (male)
"Hi, Jorge, We are on day seven of helping our "" son quit opiates, and we couldn't have done it without your site!! I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for all the wealth of information you gave us! He says he feels better today than he has in two and a half years! How can we thank you??..." SB (mother helping son)

UPDATE: "Hi, Jorge, Its day nine and the only symptom left is headaches. I cant tell you how grateful I am to you!..." SB (mother helping son)

"hey Jorge, it's my 8th day today, your tips and website were above and beyond the most helpful thing ever!!! .... you're so right about the power of positive music! While running I would listen to Move on up by curtis mayfield and it made me feel so much better than getting high ever did. I read I read your website non-stop for the past seven days, and I'll probably continue to read it until I'm a completely healthy person. It's only been one week but I can already see my life turning back around.... It's still a really hard battle, but I'm gonna make it clean and never touch that junk again, and most of it is thanks to you and your magnanimous gesture that is this website. Thank you forever..." SB (male)

"hi mate,,just to say your site is great,,,im day 3 off my methadone,,,,the physical aspect i can always do,,,done my rip lots of time off the heroin,,,its the deppression what gets me,,,,but your site perks me up,,,specially at 4 in mornin,,,when i aint sleeplin a wink,,,just to say thanks again mate..." MD (male)

"Hey Jorge- just had to give you props on this sight- when quitting the details are a must- i am on day 10 off methadone and day 14 off dope- .... and from somebody who has a lot of experience with withdrawals you are right on the i found your sight just in time- just reading the testimonials gave me a boost today-.... one thing that has really helped me this time is i have come 100% clean to others- not dumbing it down, making it sound not as bad as it really is, having to tell your loved ones the truth will set you free- no more lies- anyway you are doing a good thing here-... i know i have a ways to go still but there is life at the end of the tunnel- peace..." EV (male)

"I'm not even an addict and I found this site really inspiring! Great website, great endeavor - I wish your readers the best of luck. If you open yourself to it, life alone, without drugs, is a mind blowing and fulfilling experience! Thank you for all you've done!..." AM (male)

86 Days Clean: "Hey I know it's been a while since we talked so I just wanted to let you know I'm 86 days clean today. I went to a nice rehab and to this day continue to work an amazing recovery program. Thank you for all your help and I hope to hear from you..." MH (male)
"Jorge; Thank u so much for your message and guidance. Today is day 2 took 8 mg sub, day 3 4 mg and so far today making it with valerian, benadryl and immodium. Came clean to my sponsor about my "real" clean date and it made such a huge or die.... Just for today i'm clean..." JS (male)

UPDATE: "Jorge, Thx so much for your encouraging words. Today is day I will absolutely take your suggestion to wrap my arms around the "how to fix your life" section.... I can't thank u enough for ur support as i am doing this alone. Well i have a great sponsor and the fellowship but for some reason having you too is making a difference. I will keep in touch. God bless..." JS (male)

2 Months Clean: "Hey, thanks :) we are doing great! Heroin free for about 2 months now!! We are going to church and getting very involved with things like that. We got on suboxone in June and that has been amazing for us! We are very happy and in a very good place. Thank you for your help and your website it was what gave us hope to be able to get off that junk. My husband also has a job interview coming up for a really good job....! Thank you for your concern it is greatly appreciated and means alot!..." NL (female)

"Hello Jorge :) I'm doing great actually! I'm i think 27 days clean, give or take a day. I used kratom to wean myself off and it worked amazingly! It's a miracle plant as far as I'm concerned. Thank you SO much for all u do! I owe a lot to you and your wonderful page!..." BS (male)

Almost 1 month clean: "Hello, I wanted to let you know I quit. I quit the needle and I quit heroin. Your email helped! I just decided it was mind over matter, walked away. I surrounded myself with clean people.... Once I knew I was going to quit it was that easy for me. Mind over matter worked... I was able to nix most of my withdrawal symptoms with mind power. Seriously! I am clean! Yay! I did it with no problems. I am amazed at what the brain can do. Positive thinking .. I stayed positive. I am now looking forward to life, to living. I was ready to die... I'm clean! Thank you for talking to me... I know I'm still green in the clean scene, yet I have amazing confidence. Also, surrounding myself with clean people helps... Thanks for everything you do!.. For the first time I am excited about life!!! Woo hoo!!! Being sober isn't boring. It's amazing! The stimulus I get from new experiences is exactly what I need. I'm ready for the rest of my life. Your email was a big help!!! THANK YOU!!!" LS (female)

"Thanks so much,... Your website has literally saved my life,... I can't thank you enough, I mean a year ago, the website truly saved my life when I wanted to die, and I have referred many people to it. Thanks isn't even enough...." JD (male)
"Hi jorge.... i'm on day 3.. we do perk 30's or should I say... DID... i'm so over it and want a fresh start. I have support of two of my friends but im still struggling because im so cold! I would have to say it was so nice to get your reply. Its as if you knew I was sitting at work about to pick up my phone and check your web page again. I keep reading it over and over again to make sure I don't miss anything.. I think the cold flashes are coming and going now .. I tool some Tylenol severe cold that I had at home since I didn't have dayquil. I got to work....Walmart... bought all the stuff... well the main stuff.. dayquil nyquil valerian root immoduim and water... totaling under 25$.. it is cheaper then what everyone pays for one 30!! More people should realize this!! But im trying.... Thanks jorge!! Your friend,..." AV (female)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge!! Day 5... chills are coming and going... but you are right. They aren't so bad actually!! I have been doing these for the last Idk three years and I seriously forgot what it felt like to wake up with energy in the morning! I am loving it and I will never go back to that habit again!... I can't wait for the weeks ahead and I can't wait for Sunday!! That will be one WHOLE week for me!! The longest I have gone in years without any pain medicine!! Wish me luck!!..." AV (female)

UPDATE: Day 7 "Jorge!!!! I can officially say I did it!! One week and I feel AWESOME!! SOOOOO much energy and so much better... !! I know im not going to give in and im so glad I did this and found you to help me through this! I can't believe its been a week!! I never thought I could do this!! I wanna shout it out loud!! ...Your "clean" friend,..." AV (female)

UPDATE: "Hey Jorge!! Day 9 is here!! I feel alot better.. I wake up cold everyday but once I shower im usually alot better.... im pulling through! I am so excited.... just wanted to tell you how much I like feeling so good. Can't wait to hear back from you!... Ur friend... whose on day 9..." AV (female)

UPDATE: Day 15 "Hey Jorge!! Two weeks and 1 day!! Im so proud of myself.. Im so lucky to have such an amazing support system!! Wow.. u have no idea how excited I am... well maybe you do.. cuz im sure you been in my shoes!! I am so grateful to you for helping me thru this and cannot thank you enough for all the advice and support you have given me!! Thank you so much!!..." AV (female)

UPDATE: 1 Month Clean: "Heya!!! Just wanted to drop you a note saying hello... It marks my one month! I can't believe I made it this long and haven't even been tempted to steer away from the goal of NEVER EVER AGAIN!! most of my symptoms are done. No more chills in the morning.. no more being lazy.. I am up and moving around alot more! I cannot thank you enough for your support through everything! I hope your holiday weekend is as amazing as I know mine will be!! Your friend!..." AV (female)

UPDATE: 10 Months clean: "George, I just wanted to shoot you a message so you know what's going on and that all is well! I'm only 2 months shy of a year!!! Actually a little less then 2 months, but I'm pretty excited about it!!!! It's a long time coming, but honestly I could t be happier with my life and how far I have come.. Thank you so much for all of your encouragement over the last couple years and getting me thru this twice.. This time I can finally say I was ready and I'm so glad I have made it this far! Thank you so much!!!... AV (female)
"hey., this is " " from india, i have been following your site and you and its been a great inspiration,... I am lucky to have parents who still supports me, ... its been two week away from heroin...If i get through this phase, i am sure i am gonna do something really big for humanity and make my life purposeful for...Jorge u've been a great inspiration to me and want to be like you, all sober and spreading concious knowledge, i want my life back, the happiness,... i will never get back to that life again. i came clean to my mother and my father knows it, i want a whole sober life not even relying on evil pills,..." PS (male)

UPDATE: Day 19: Hi jorge, Thank you for your reply,it mean alot to me,.. I finally quit opioids, no tramadol, i took your advise of cutting med into half and then quaters... i gave up smoking too. for cravings i take your advise often...about evening I go for a long walk on trails... PS (male)

UPDATE: Day 28: "hi Jorge, I took your advise and i have been going out in the morning for running and hiking, i love climbing so it makes me feel good, my health is better than when i reached you. I have been following you since long time but contacting you personally is really working, now i know that i have a pal who will help me through these grave hours and it feels good man, i wish for you lot of happiness and gratitude, i havn't smoked since last time, had cravings but fought those feelings, i have been exercising too... I am happy that i am away from heroin this long and i won't touch it anymore, it's been a month jorge and thanks to spare time now i help people who need help in recovery on social sites, i posted your site links too. New good news is i have been working on a running training programme, it's as a short term goal for 4 weeks...being humble is your best advise,... thank you jorge for all your support, it means more then everything else. Thank you good man. Sincerely.." PS (male)

UPDATE Day 40: "hey jorge,...i feel good, after a very long time i felt this way, all because of your support and care man, i am now learning to let go feelings of getting high and believe me when i go for long walk or do something else it makes me so happy... Replacing bad habits with good habits, even giving up the urge to smoke,... thanks for your concern all the way through,... I wish good for you,... ain't no going back ever again. sincerely.." PS (male)
"Hi, I am currently on day #7 free and clear or any/all opiates. I used Imodium and Gabapentin (along with Tylenol for the aches and pains.) I also chose to quit during a week long church retreat, where I openly shared my story with several people at church in an attempt to gain a support system... I've been doing and actually feeling pretty great this first week, while at the retreat!...Thanks..." CK (Female)

"man i want to thank you for the music... i am on day 3... i think the worst is over. i still get the chillls and sneezing and kinda lethargic but the elvis picks me up right up. i think i can finally see the other side of the looking glass. trees look like trees and the sun is looking beautiful and im not sticking a needle in my arm first thing in the morning. praise god thanks again.." M (male)

"Hi Jorge!!I'm 6 days in a heroin kick, cold turkey,..I feel like there iz lite at the end of the tunnel...Thanx!!" VM (female)

"Hi jorge, almost 48 hrs done feeling like "" but better than yesterday, i m so gratefull to have a friend by me and your messsages bring me hope. I do have all the meds you talk about. Nausea is not so bad..., in beetwen baths i was able to catch some sort of sleep! not much but a little. I will do this i know i can!... I guess the desire to win is stronger than me going back to heroin. I will keep you posted...! Thanx have a nice day.." CG (male)

UPDATE: 11 Months Clean: "Hello Jorge, little update from Montreal.... 11 months done, very proud of myself. Life is getting better everyday. I still think about it sometimes but will not go back..... Thanks again for your help, have a nice day..." CG (male)

UPDATE: 18 months clean: "Hello Jorge, Taking time to send some love to you and what you do! 18 months done, feeling strong! This thing is not part of my life anymore. My wife is expecting in two months, i got my life on track. But i know i will always have to be careful!...freedom feels great, now I wanna get off weed... its time for this. Another battle up ahead and this one is all in the head...I wanna be a good dad. Have a nice day. One love..." CG (male)
"I just read your page and I want to stop dope so bad its unbelievable. I did my last bag today and I am preparing to try to stop again for the 600th time.... ur page is my last hope... Thannks..." JS (male)

"Hi Gerorge, It is me,"" again... I am well into day 6 no drugs or alcohol, smokes...totally clean.... I am living on dayquil, nightquil, imodium extra strength, and Ibprophen. I managed to get some chicken noodle soup in me and a couple yogurts just now... I have not been throwing up and the run's stopped the 4th day as soon as I began taking the imodium. So your advise has been right on the money...Thank you,..." CK (female)

UPDATE: Day 8: "Hi George...I have some good news finally! I actually slept a few hours last night. Fitfully, but I did. Then I woke up this morning, sweated right out, but head banger is gone! I actually wanted solid food! Ate 2x solid stuff at that already! I also am able to actually walk around. Then, I also took one of at least 100 baths to far.... I looked at the calendar and saw that I was really still on day dope.... I woke up after a fitful few hours sleep at 5am starving. So now I have been up and about all day. Ate, laughed, and real hard at that!... I am actually feeling way better. Not near finished, but way improved: Had I not come across your article, I would have used again a.s.a.p., and seriously die and soon. My consumption and so long at it all leaves me no doubt. I am in tears again now. For once, the good kind! JEORGE, I OWE YOU MY LIFE!!!i I can't believe I am clean! And over a week now at that! MY dear friend, May God Bless you big time! Go get a lottery ticket you might win:) Well the game starts soon, and I am well enough to hang out with my friend and watch it with him. I will continue to let you know my progress if you don't mind..... Again, THANK YOU!!!!..... xoxo!..." CK (female)

UPDATE: "Hello Jorge, Day 10.... I thank God for your web site, and finally coming out from behind my wall.... And my dear man, keep up what you are doing. I am sure you save many lives. No greater gift!..." CK (female)

4 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge... Im doin ok. Still clean and now that its been a few months, im getting to point where instead of missin dope and wanting to do it again, im seein it for what it truly is, and thats a horrible and evil drug that has done nothing for me but " " up my life and turned me into someone i do not want to be.... its cool to know that someone i dont even know seems to care about me staying clean... So much thanks and its much appreciated. Thanks again and i hope all is well with you down there in sunny florida!..." IC (male)
"hey jorge,...Yesterday was my first day sober in a long long time. Today is my second. Im going the cold turkey approach. I have come clean to my mother and most importantly, my wife. man the look in her eyes broke me to a place i never want to go again. I have asked her to take my wallet and not to let me go anywhere afraid im vulnerable right now. im trying to cut my self dealer called today and i explained to him that i was no longer using and it wouldnt be in anyones interest for any more contact..for any reason at all..he tried to consider me his friend, but that doesnt matter, im removing all triggers PERIOD. jorge, i read your email about 20 times, seriously. each time, tears flowed from my eyes, from the hurt, and truth of this situation. im a little now but i want to tell ya just how lost and desperate i was a few days ago... because of you, my mother and my wife, i feel stronger... im so thankful for her and the path God laid before me that led me to you..." EK (male)

UPDATE: 6 Months Clean: "Hello how are you my friend?... It was your advice, the love for my wife, and my acceptance to my faith that has overall saved me.... I plan on really re-structuring my life and goals. Im looking forward to really taking life by the horns especially knowing Ill be focused and clean and free from my demon... I really owe alot to you. The day I contacted you was truthfully the lowest point in my 34 years. I took all your advice, and I credit you for convincing me to confess to my family as the very first step in recovering. I tell that to everyone. I know technically I have a long way to go, but Im very confident it is very far behind me for the rest of my living days.... I have tried to reach out to some friends, and people I know who are struggling with addictions.... Im proud of myself for having the courage to "cold turkey" my self away.... Here I stand, free, clean, and 100% sober for the first time I can know what? I FEEL GREAT. Im once again looking forward to the future....You will never know how important it was for you to take the time to respond back to all my letters, with thought and patience. I have given your web address to everyone I thought needed it and shared my personal experience with them. If there is ever anything I can do please let me know. ... There are few people whom I think are sent right from Heaven with a purpose, and though Im sure you have several, I know you were for me...sent to save my life!
You have been a major figure in my lifes most troubling times... I have never met you but I love you my friend! Take care, I will stay in touch...." EK (male)
"Jorge!...I wanted to update you. About 6 months ago " " finally made some tough choices. Choices that were good for him. He left the county he was living in. Left his "friends", girlfriend, place he was living, etc. Left it all. He realized he was never going to turn his life around unless he made major changes. He moved into a Sober Living Home. He has now been there for over 6 months. He is doing really well. Enjoys feeling well again. He plans on remaining there for a while. I see him every so often. He looks healthy :) He is working, wanting to get more schooling He has goals and dreams for his future. I know he may struggle with temptations in the future, but things feel very good right now My heart is light and happy : ) Of course, I never forget the support and help that you gave to me. It made a huge difference. Thank you again..." SE (mother helping son)

UPDATE 1 Year Clean: "" just celebrated one year of being clean and sober! He is working full time. He is paying his own way through life and paying back those he borrowed money from. Thank you for all your wisdom, advice and support. I am not sure we would be at this point if we had not had your help. I hope life is being good to you and your family... Thanks again.." SE (mother helping son)

"hello.... Ive been snorting heroin for about a year and a half. Ive tried many times to stop but to no success. I just read everything on your page and now feel ready to do this. My girlfriend is pregnant and our baby is due in September. So I just wanted to say thank you from me and my family. You Jorge may have very well saved my life here. God bless you for makin that website...." JB (male)

"I haven't done nothing for four days!!! Praise the Lord!!!! I'll make it!!!!..." BK (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "Hi Jorge!!Thanx4 getting back to me Ur advice!! Kick in junk cold turkey was the last attempt at beating the beast who had me by the throat. I like that I kicked it cold,... My resolve is much stronger by having did it by myself!!! I've already been in contact with a.a!! So no I'm only 7 days into it,itz enuff 2 have slapped me upside my head & finally grow up!! I'm done falling on my face & running back to the master. He's almost taken my life to many times, after all my hard work,he kant have this fought hard battle!! I win!!..." VM (female)

"Jorge- I'm on day two and I'm in pure hell. You're site has done much already for me and I just want you to know you have saved so many people and I hope I'm one of them...Thanks..." RF (male)

UPDATE: Day 7: "George I'm finally better. Although I'm seeing that staying busy is much harder then it seems. I'm 7 days clean today man. Its been the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. I thank you for starting a site to help so many people. Where I go from here I do not know, I do know its not on dope. :) much love and thanks..." RF (male)
"Day 6 and starting to feel better. The worst part has always been pushing myself. I used to weight lift and nothing I loved more. May be after time Ill get back into that. Still don't have an appite so forcing my self to eat something... Thanks for being there,.." SB (female)

"Hey Jorge well I finally did it. I waited 34 hours before I took the sub. Those were the worst 34 hours of my life.... I just wanted to thank you for your help and support...." WV (male)

"I currently have been clean for a month and two days today. Everything is going very well. It is not as hard as I thought it would be but in a way not easy either. As you know that is only one perspective of it. I could not be any happier..." GD (female)

"Hi George Hope U r in the best of ur times and shapes..... finally I quitted everything cocaine heroine drinking .this is my ninth day (9) my wife, ur motivation from sites and responding at that time helped....with lots of love and regards . God Bless U , May u Live LONG to HELP OTHERS.THANKS AGAIN.." VB (male)

UPDATE: "Hi Jorge,... Good news it's day 15 still in Battle and clean no alcohol as well. It's getting Better day by day i have started walking little jogs reading... im taking vitamins B12, cod liver oilcaps. caltrates multivitamins... sincerely thanks..." VB (male)

UPDATE: Day 27: "Hi Jorge... It's been almost month...and the battle is on and very positive that we will win... Family has supported me a lot and big credit goes to you as I took you as my inspirational and motivational godfather,... I would like to see you someday by God's grace.... I have been blasting myself with exercises, I lost some weight but I feel better now...I am to help 2 more guys through a drug awareness association we have here. I really love you form all my heart. May you live long and blessed with showers and showers of happiness in life. Sincerely with love and thanks..." VB (male)

"I stumbled upon your website and just sent what I could as a donation.. You have been a huge help and I really admire your work to help those struggling to end their addiction to heroin.. I was up late researching the subject as my daughter is in day 2 withdrawal here at home... I was looking for help and found your site to be the best thing I could have ever found. Thank you thank you thank you.. PLEASE keep up the great work...." CF (mother helping daughter)
"I want to thank you so much again for you website and your advice. I feel so stupid now that it took me so long to quit when I had a prescritption for Suboxone for so long. The drugs just had such a hold on me I kept saying tomorrow tomorrow. But I am finally on my way, I took my first pill.... and although the first day was pretty rough with leg aches and upset stomach since then I have felt so wonderful!! Even my friends can tell the difference just in my face and attitude. I know it's only been since Monday I've been clean, but this is the longest I have gone without using in at least 9 years... I really feel in my heart that this is going to work this time.... So no more wasting my time, my money, my life on a balloon of some black ..... Using all my money to make their house payment or car or buy whatever they want!! I honestly don't know what changed, but I have so much more FAITH in myself that I CAN BE STRONGER THAN THIS DRUG!!!...Thank you so much for your help!!..." AQ (female)

"Hi Jorge.... recently stopped shooting heroin (3days ago...i feel great!)... I threw away all my junk...deleted all numbers... I feel i have learned my lesson... Kindest Regards..." AB (male)

UPDATE: Day 6: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to let you know I am now 5 days is day 6. I feel much better and have really had NO cravings at all... I printed out your emails and have them near my bed for guidance and reassurance. I'm keeping myself very busy. Joined a gym yesterday and I'm on my way to a job interview now. Pray for me..." AB (male)

UPDATE: Day 17: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I have been clean for 17 days tomorrow. I am feeling pretty good. I am working out almost everyday and am staying very busy. Everyday I make a little list of things to do and as I go through my day crossing off each thing I can feel the endorphins making me happier. I also got a temp job at " " ", my first day is tomorrow! It's full time for 4 months so I will be very busy which is good. I am trying my best to remain vigilant and on guard. I honestly have not had any strong urges at all. I will continue to remain strong and believe in myself. I can't EVER let myself forget how serious this is. I want to make sure that I NEVER use again. Thank you again for all of your help. I will continue to email you every now and then to let you know how I am doing! Hope all is well with you and yours! Your friend,..." AB (male)

UPDATE: 44 Days Clean: "Hey Jorge, Just wanted to update you and thank you for all of your help and support. I really appreciate what you do for people! It has been one month and 16 days!!!! I have had no urges or cravings at all....I am just trying to make sure that I don't forget and let my guard down.... so far so good! Again thank you for all your help in those early days of despair. I will keep fighting and staying busy and I will keep updating you! God bless..." AB (male)
"Hi Jorge, i'm just starting day 5 of warm turkey. Last night i managed less than 2hrs sleep and I took 15mls valium before bed... I recentely managed to get off methadone about a month after 10 years on it... I've been taking benzos & diydrocodeine for last 7 days I had few attempts before i managed this 5 days not using, i'm attending N.A.meetings twice at week at the moment and have support from few fellows to call them when in need of support..., GOD bless..." CQ (male)

UPDATE: "Hi Jorge, thanks for the quick response, day 6 today and each day I'm getting strong minded (20yrs on heroin) for the very first night I had 5.5hrs sleep (3 valium=15mls) and even managed a dream which hasn't happened in years..... I woke up feeling real good mentally and physically probably due to the meds.... I'm going to tapering down with both meds today even if I feel uncomfortable I'll give it a go... can't wait to function as a normal human and make my dreams a reality or at least have a good go at it,... I know I'm relatively young... and want to live life differently!!! Regards..." CQ (male)

UPDATE: Day 11: "Hi George... another day free from slavery!!! Can't really believe myself I'm completely cut off the dihydrocodeine from 3 days and can cope no problem with the small symptoms.... I wanted to thank you for you words of support, prompt replies and fantastic website you made I'm not even sure how I found it I was looking for so many days to get some help how to approach my situation.... Your site is really EXCELLENT and I know I've a long way to go, things I need to deal with rediscover all my emotions and feelings but I WILL GET THERE.... My dreams & wishes are now becoming plans and have faith in the LORD i know somehow I've to repay all my wrong doings, make up to the people that I heart firstly my family & my loved ones...GOD BLESS..." CQ (male)

"Jorge,Thanks for the site. My friends don't see it but you've changed my life. thanks you!" JT (male)

"Your website is inspiring and completely accurate. I have gone thru the battle of being clean numerous times and THIS is the only way I have been successful. Thank you for not making a site that makes junkies feel guilty or ashamed. Just here's how to do this..... You CAN do this. So thank you! :) much love..." LS (female)
"Dear Jorge, I want to thank you for sharing all that information on this evil substance. Today is day 11 and without the help of my family I wasn't going to make it. I went to a rehab in California back in June and got out in late August. By October I was a full blown addict again and I lost everything. My car, my apartment, etc... I have read and re-read your website over and over and it has helped me through this battle. I am still very weak but try to go for walks and keep occupied. ....if I sleep 4 hrs a night, its a blessing.... got me Clonopin to help take the edge off. I hate putting another substance in my body but they seem to help. I will only ask for them when I desperately need them.... The last thing I need is another dependency. Next Tuesday I am moving to """ to stay with family. Im trying to change everything I can. I was very into lifting weights and Im dying to get back to the gym.... When I saw your picture of Rocky and big smile came over my face. Thats what I picture now when it gets tough. Thank you for your wisdom and kindness... Sincerely,..." CK (male)

UPDATE: Day 13: "Hey Jorge, I want to thank you again!! Just reading your email has given me that little extra strength. More importantly the information you provided has enabled me to understand whats going on with my body and how to take the steps to overcome these frustrating issues. Im sure you write to many others so Ill make this short. You are a good man with a good soul. .... and I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you so much. When I saw your email in my inbox I was so excited. Perhaps when I fully overcome this (yes, I know, it will be You have inspired me to want to help others. I hope we remain in contact and when the time comes you can direct me on how to help others battle through this life and death battle. Take Care,... p.s. The Rocky theme... I play it 100x a day. It really works but I think i'm driving everyone nuts with it. LOL..." CK (male)

UPDATE: "Jorge, Hope all is good with you! Its Day 20. I feel amazing.... Im eating healthy light food.... Thanks,.." CK (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge,I'm doin very well, ... I feel great, have a great job... I try to keep busy... I was thinking of going to meetings and trying to help others by relating my experiences. I've moved ... 4 mos ago so I've been out of my element. I don't get cravings anymore but I miss the excitement of my old life... I have recommended your website to a few people. It meant a lot to me that you could take the time to help a complete stranger...." CK (male)
"hi Jorge. My daughter is getting out of detox and is starting an intensive outpatient clinic in a few days.... one day at a time.... I think it is so wonderful that you have this website....Keep up the good work. thanks,..." JN (mother helping daughter)

"My wife is going cold turkey. Your website gave us the heart to do this. Now she is on day 5 and doin much better..She has been very sincere about her thoughts.." RS (husband helping wife)

UPDATE: Day 8: "I got your message and were excited that you wrote us back we will follow your info she is doing very well eating solid foods i actually have to make her dirnk water but like you said im the man of the house jorge and im killing this monster named heroin now we on day 8 :-) thanks a million..." RS (husband helping wife)

"Hey jorge..... I read your website everyday. im on day 4 .... i live at college..... your my inspiration man i wanna be clean for the rest of my life and be the old.. the star athlete. if you can just get back to me with some words of encouragement i would really apprecite it. Thanks,." KB (male)

UPDATE: Day 5: "Hey jorge thank you so much for writing back. I really appreciate it. I actually took your advice and went to see a counselor today and it definitely helped. I'm almost to day 6 which is crazy I can't believe I made it this far already. I just can't wait to be normal. Thanks again for getting back to me..." KB (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months Clean: "Hey Jorge.... I am doin excellent. Im 4 months clean and feel better then ever. you and your website saved my life. i feel like i can accomplish anything now. so i just joined the marines and im goin in training for the recons which is special forces. after beating heroin i know i can do that. so thanks again for giving me my life back. you are a great person. thanks..." KB (male)
"Hi... i just wanted to thank you and say how much the information you gave me on quitting heroin helped i couldn't of done it without your help thank you so much again i am out the other side and i look forward to starting my life again and living it to the fullest thanks..." DG (male)

3 Years clean: "I am now three years clean and just want to say thanx alot. It really helped" MJ (male)

"Hello Jorge,..I am not a heroin addict but I am addicted to every other single drug under the sun... I have been clean for 20 days.. I am getting my life on tracked enrolled to uni and waiting for acceptance, trying to stay clean so I am able to understand my degree...thanks heaps" AL (male)

UPDATE: 4 Months clean: "Hello, I am going very well to be honest, I started university have way through the year And finished my first semester with a high distinction, I have been clean for 4 months,... So I am going really well. Thank you... Hope things are well for you too :).." AL (male)

6 Months Clean: "Jorge, Im doing great. Got 6 month's the other day and things are better. I used the warm turkey approach and added my own twist but made it through. I have a home group in A.A. and working with a sponsor. Life is hard but a bit easier now. Its all about the recovery process...." JR (male)

"I read your article and it means a lot to know that there are people out there like you. I may not ever be able to see or meet you but just know your article touched me in a way that I'm going to do this and get through it thank you for being you cheers... I want to live my life with out it and to be all I can be... this article is very meaningful and It got to me It started to make me think that I can do it and never go back cause I don't want to ever ever do it again ....I don't want to wake up and have to shoot up just to get my day started not even to get high just to be normal. Thanks for listening may god bless you. Thanks..." KR (male)

30 Days Clean: "I just wanted 2 express my gratitude in the extremely informative site u have created. I just hit my 30 day clean mark a couple weeks ago I'm try n so hard 2 reclaim my spirit, health, & life... detoxed cold turkey w/a friend that lives n another state gotta say even though I was uncomfortable it really wasn't as bad as I had read (not that I wanna experience that again ) anyway I loaded up on all the over the counter supplies U suggested & feel like overall it wasn't bad... So thank you so much for your powerful insight..." PO (female)

6 Months Clean: "Hi Jorge.... I am a 23 year old from cleveland recovering from heroin addiction... I can honestly say if it wasn't for kratom I most likely wouldn't be here today. I want to tell everyone that it has saved my life. It can work wonders for opiate addicts and I am 100% sure of this first hand. I think it's great you have an informational website about kratom I'm sure it is answering alot of questions for alot of people...It helps with cravings and keeps me away from opiates. I am almost 6 months clean. The longest I have been opiate free in 6 years, because of kratom. I just wanted to share my story with you and thank you for the information you have on your website. Keep spreading the good words about kratom!!!" MR (female)

"Hey jorge, im on day 3 again, but this time I understand that even though failure is an option, success is an option as well. And I realize are life consists of choices. I realize I cant only do this for myself. I have to do this for my family, my girl, and for the greater good...I know i am barely clean, but writing to you helps me so much...I also quit cigarettes, on day 2,... Ive been eating and no physical withdrawals really... Jorge, you are such an inspiration and you have so much heart and courage. I hope to be as strong as you as the days go by. My girl came by lunch today and said I look so much better. Only after 3 days! I know if I keep living in the wrong, I will lose her.. and I do not want that...Jorge, thank you so much for sharing your life with us, the people who want to change. One Love Compadre, and keep inspiring the broken souls who desperatly need healing. Jah Bless..." NS (male)
"I am now a proud to say I am 11 days clean... I've never ever thought I would go this long without heroin.... I no I don't want to go back to using ever..." LF (female)

UPDATE: 13 Days Clean: "Your email made me cry! 13 days in now! Thank you!!!! Wow. I can't even begin to describe how much better I feel!... Thank you again for your response! God bless...Also wanted to add my fiance is now 13 days clean. Thats 2 lives saved and we couldn't have made it without the strength we have gained through reading this website. Thanks again!.." LF (female)

"Hi Jorge,... You gave me some advice for my son a couple of years ago. He has been with me... 2.5 years and has been doing great. The first few months were challenging at times... He now does not talk about drugs... he is free from the heroin. I feel he has a good chance also. He really is a nice guy and has a lot to offer others in the world...We are in the process of moving ahead with our lives... Thank you for your advice. I will not forget you..." MB (Dad helping son)

90 Days clean: "Hello Jorge,.. I am doing better than I honestly thought I would ever do. I just celebrated 90 days clean on Sunday. I am truly touched by your e-mail... If I could ever "pay it forward" please don't hesitate to let me know what and/or how... Thank you very much! I'm trying the NA groups... I go consistantly and am now just starting to share. But yes I take it very slowly and thank God everyday for helping me. And I want you to know that what you did/do is PRICELESS!!!!! I couldn't tell anyone about the hell I was living and you were there. Bring that it was just me writing on a computer and not "giving face" it made ALL the difference in the world. Keep it up I am sure I am not the only lost soul you had a large part in being found!!.." DR (male)

And I hope to add your story to this page real soon.

Because the truth is, you CAN do this! You CAN quit heroin, stay clean and turn your life around, once and for all.

All you gotta do now is just do it. Or at least try! Quit dope or die trying!

And for all the parents, sisters, brothers, girlfriends, boyfriends and friends of addicts, you CAN help and 'influence' your loved ones to quit heroin and change their lives.

You CAN make a difference. Starting now... Good luck. And may the good force be with you...
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