his is Archie, he is leading a life of recovery. Does he have all the answers on how to do so??? No...but he is openly and honestly offering his perspective and what works for him. Let's show some love, support and encouragement for this man who is living through the positive changes he has made in his life.
Q: Could you briefly tell us about yourself?
My name is Archie Dominic Ciccanti I'm 35 years old and I'm from Pottsville, Pennsylvania and just for today my life is awesome because I'm free from active addiction.
Q: What was your drug of choice?
Heroin & Crystal Meth
Q: What is your sobriety date?
November 19, 2012
Q: Looking back, was there a turning point during your active addiction?
Prison really saved my life, I don't like prison, but I'm very grateful for it.
Q: What is a slogan that best expresses your current point of view in recovery?
I have many,but my favorite is "I'm no stranger to danger". Only because people tell me how hard some things are and I simply say, "I'm no stranger to danger."
Q: What are some daily practices and key aspects in your life that assist you in your recovery?
Music is my #1, exercise, and my positive support team.
Q: As a person in recovery, do you have any advice you could offer to someone looking to get clean?
I'm not real big on giving advice but I will say that recovery is real, maybe just watch me I will show u,and lead by example.
Q: Addiction is affecting hundreds in Schuylkill County and abroad. It's very saddening. Any advice to people trying to help their loved ones to seek help?
Just show your loved ones help is available, don't turn your back, I didn't get help until I was ready,but I knew where to turn to because of the people who didn't turn their back on me.
Q: Why are projects like "The Skook Recovers" important in this day and age?
Unity is important, and when u bring a lot of people together who suffered the same,you bring hope to the ones trying to change.
Q: Could you tell us about the good things that your new life in recovery has brought to you and/or improved, including what you are grateful for?
Honestly everything is good for me, I'm grateful for small things, options of food, opening the fridge, All kinds of stuff I took for granted. My support is my #1 though,that made all the difference for me.
Q: Anything else you would like to add and/or people you would like to thank?
I thank all my folks, Amie for leading me to The Skook Recovers, my family and friends, prison time, and I thank god for another chance to prove my worth.