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Recovering Drug Addict Turns Her Story Into a Novel

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery

Recovering Drug Addict Turns Her Story Into a Novel

One Aberdeen woman tells her story as a novel, writing her tale that takes the reader from drug addiction and homelessness into her new life of entrepreneurship.   According to STV News , Sian Ajose hopes that her story, “Teenage Kicks,” will inspire other women in a similar situation to get clean.

 She spent years, sleeping on the streets in her addiction.  Ajose attempted several times to get clean, but finally managed it on her own.  She now runs a successful fitness studio.

 The 38-year-old put her story onto paper, publishing a book about turning her life around.  She said, “I was collapsing in the street.  I was so embarrassed to be a young woman at 22 and really dilapidated.  I am amazed I survived and I’m doing really well, but there were really bad times.  I’ve already had reviews of the book from women who say it’s changed the way they feel.”  

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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