‘I Was Scared to Get Sober”


He Dealt Heroin, Now He’s Been Clean Six Years

By Beth Warren

Original Source: courier-journal.com

Acid at age 13.

Rehab at 14.

Heroin and cocaine addiction at 15.

By 35, drugs had dominated Erik Gunn’s life for two decades. He’d dealt them, too, eventually turning pill buyers on to heroin.

But standing over his grandfather’s casket during the 2011 Christmas holidays, he wanted to make a bold promise — to quit all of it — for the man who never lost faith in his potential.

As he studied 88-year-old Arthur Feliciangeli’s gentle face for the last time, Gunn wasn’t sure he could stop. He had relapsed beforeand lost friends to overdoses.

But he had to try.

He simply vowed to his P-Pa, “I’m gonna try to do better.”

Gunn has kept his word, remaining drug free nearly…click here to continue reading