Jeremy Floyd, Minneapolis, MN, Sobriety date: January 17th, 2018
Drug of Choice was: Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine,
My name is Jeremy Floyd born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Grew up around drugs and alcohol, gangs, rats, roaches, physical, verbal, mental and sexual abuse. There was no stability in my house growing up, there was always someone yelling or fighting. All by the age of 13, I witnessed my mom get abused, watched my dad go to jail, rehab and visited him in jail. I watched my parents go through a messy divorce. I was molested from the age of 8 - 10. When I was 13 I watched my twin brother died the day after Christmas. I smoke my first joint at 14 and for the first time, I could remember to that point it made all the pain go away. The first time I ever got drunk was at 17. I moved to Minnesota on June 12, 2009, to find a new environment but my old mindset followed me to Minnesota, and January 17, 2018, I was finally sick and tired of being sick and tired. So I checked myself in the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge program. One of the best decisions I've ever made while being in rehab I believe I stumbled across my purpose. Which is to help others out of the same darkness that I made it out of and to use my story as a weapon of love, grace and redemption and inspiration to inspire others to overcome just as I have and still doing. Which led to me walking from Minneapolis, MN to Santa Monica California to bring awareness to people who struggle with addictions, suicide prevention, and homelessness. Along the way, I stopped at different rehab facilities and youth homes to tell my story with the hopes of others overcoming. In short, I love people, I love making people laugh, I love to listen (though I'm not good at it all the time I'm working on it) I love being creative whether that's writing stories or jokes. I love to love. I'm a big kid at heart that loves to learn and laugh. Oh, I also love to cook and I love dogs especially ones with floppy ears.