It's been a long and winding road, filled with highs and lows, but I've finally come to terms with my struggles with addiction. The allure of drugs was always there, beckoning me in times of stress or loneliness. It started off innocently enough - just a way to unwind after a show or escape from the pressures of fame.

But as time went on, it became harder to resist the pull of that temporary high. Cocaine, alcohol, pills - they all seemed like an easy solution to my problems. And for a while, they were. They dulled the pain and made me feel invincible.

But as anyone who has battled addiction knows all too well, that feeling is fleeting. What goes up must come down. And when it did...it hit hard.

I found myself spiraling out of control - missing shows, alienating friends and bandmates, losing touch with reality altogether. The very things that once brought me joy now felt like burdens weighing me down.

It took hitting rock bottom for me to realize that I needed help. That I couldn't do this alone anymore; that I didn't have to suffer in silence.

So I reached out for support - from loved ones who never gave up on me despite my countless mistakes; from professionals who guided me towards recovery; from fellow addicts who understood what it meant to struggle every day against temptation.

Recovery isn't easy by any means - it's an uphill battle every step of the way. But each day sober is a victory worth celebrating; each setback is another lesson learned.

I'm not perfect by any means - far from it actually – but I'm making progress every single day towards becoming the person I want to be: someone strong enough not only resist temptation but also help others find their own path towards recovery.