I never wanted to be an addict. I don't think any of us do. One day you think you are normal, living a normal life, and then one day there is concrete proof that you are not.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
My Brain Scan
Three weeks after I took my last hit of ecstasy, I had a neuro-spec scan to help doctors diagnose my psychiatric problems. Doctors told me that my brain scan looked like some one who was 60 to 70-years old and had suffered multiple strokes.
Lynn Marie Smith has appeared on several television shows, including, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV’s True Life,and The Dr Keith Ablow Showto talk about her experience with addiction and recovery. She has testified before Congress and is a member of the Advisory Board at the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Lynn continues to speak out across the country, at high schools, jails, rehabs, and colleges in personal appearances that draw rave reviews. Her first book, Rolling Away, My Agony with Ecstasywas published by Simon and Schuster Books in May 2006. Lynn corresponds with teens, young adults, and parents all over the world through her website and email, and these communications will form the basis of her next book, I Love Addiction.