My name is Jason Ramirez I am an addict and alcoholic that would like to be able to help others find their Motivation to Stop drinking and using.
Our vision is to become a motivation for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction. We hope to build a long lasting legacy committed to helping people fight their addiction, along with helping others maintain their sobriety.
So here is a little something about me to qualify myself.
Hello my name is Jason and I’m an addict/alcoholic, clean/sober since September 28th, 2013
Hate This Part, Like Sharing At A Meeting
Alright. This is typically the page you visit on any website to sort of gain some insight into whoever is posting the stuff you see on the rest of the web pages there. In theory, the idea is to paint a favorable picture about myself so that you can feel as if you know me. You know, toss in a few of those key phrases that make you nod your head in agreement.
Here’s a few right now…
“I feel your pain.”
“My life is far from perfect”
And the all-time classic:
“Trust me on this as we learn together on how to better deal with (fill in the blank).”
Well, the truth is, I’m pretty far from perfect. In fact, if you met me and we got into a conversation you’d probably be trying to get as far away from me as possible once you start hearing me talk. Grew up in a great family never any troubles or the typical things as to why some people turn to drinking and using, some would say it’s because I grew up a Raiders fan.
I’m the guy who thought going to Vegas had something to do with wearing women’s clothing. Which, by the way, I never did. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Even if you hear otherwise, those other guys are lying to you. I never did such a thing. The YouTube video and online photos that look like I did were all Photoshopped.
As for family, my mother has Stage 4 lung cancer. It keeps her sane in such a way that for some reason, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor or her will to keep moving forward in life she’s just a fucking badass. She’s actually pretty freakin’ funny and the coolest mom I know and I know some pretty cool mom’s I didn’t become an alcoholic and addict in my teen years if it were not for some cool mom’s. Even on my mom’s worse days in a hospital, she knows that you gotta laugh or it’ll just drag you down.
Where was I?
WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
My life was, and in many cases still is, a mess. I would routinely choose a drunk night over a date night. Actually, come to think of it, a few date nights turned into drunk nights. That part of my life is still a bit of a blur.
However, I did straighten out eventually, kinda, hmm well at least I stopped drinking and using.
At age 37 I got a bit tired of the losing jobs, family not trusting me, you know the usual sleeping in my truck or on a sidewalk, and got clean. I instantly lost 295 pounds. That’s right, my drinking buddies left me for some other drunken fool.
Anyway, I became a drug and alcohol counselor. Oddly enough, my past performance gives me some rather unique skills I have been able to draw on for my job. This is the longest job I’ve actually ever held kinda feels weird not being fired “yet”.
I never intended to become a counselor, I had a perfectly good job pissing people off giving them papers that said “hey you are getting a divorce, or stay away from me” for those that still don’t understand I was a process server. Okay since you still don’t get it go back and watch Pineapple Express the beginning of the movie.
Again off track sorry.
I get off track some days myself and I need to get to a meeting or I need to call my sponsor or someone in my close group of friends who know what I’m going through. Unfortunately, those options are sometimes not available to me or I just don’t want to do anything to help myself. I started reading these motivational books and listening to these motivational speakers ya know what some normal people do. I even read books about celebrities and how they have overcome their own addictions in life best one yet is Russell Brand or Anthony Kiedis or well hell there are a lot of them with the same troubles as us.
So, with that in mind, and now that I’ve kind of figured out how impressive access to the internet can be, I launched this silly little website.
I call it ‘Motivation to Stop”
My goal here is still kind of fuzzy to me but I hope to be able to share with you some things that’ll maybe even make you laugh and forget about whatever you are dealing with in your life – even if it is just for a few minutes.
Also, any inspirational stories of your own or precautionary stories of loved ones please feel free to contact me and I will have the articles posted under “admin” with your information provided at the bottom of the article if you’d like.
And that, my friends, is the About Me Page you are going to get from me.