Tapering Off


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Tapering off… I did it in 2006 when I locked myself in a basement with water, coffee, and cigarettes for seven days. I tapered myself off of pills and booze. I had to do it or I was going to die. Dying wasn’t on my agenda that day or any other day since.

There is no easy way to quit using drugs and alcohol… Sure, I could have just stopped… but if I did that, I would need a facility… and in a facility, they’d get me off the shit, and get me on something else. My whole mission was to not need anything.

I am working on a gritty, dirty memoir filled with painful truth. Stuff like this needs NOT be sugar coated. Sharing my story is a small way that I can give back.

If you are struggling with drugs and alcohol, get help. I am not putting my way here as the ‘be all end all’ of ways to quit fucking up your life. This is just what worked for me.

You’ll figure it out if you want a clean and sober life bad enough.

Blessed Be.


Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

9 thoughts on “Tapering Off”

  1. and thank goodness you were able to taper off. Not everyone can and it’s wonderful that you recognized and acknowledged that. I went cold turkey and somehow managed to survive the dt’s…something or someone was watching over me for sure. keep working on the memoir. there will be people who need to read it.

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