This story is intended to take its reader on a journey that starts with the somewhat privileged childhood of an upper middle class boy and transitions into a profound story of substance abuse and addiction. This narrative illustrates the overwhelming compulsion of substance abuse and allows the reader to travel through a multitude of societal horrors including gangs, prostitution, homelessness, and incarceration. As the reader begins to feel there is no hope, the resiliency of the human spirit shines through on the road to recovery. The theme of this book revolves around the synchronicities that occurred throughout my journey and ultimately brought me to a career of service. Those who are in recovery or are currently struggling with addiction will be able to connect with A Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery through their own personal experiences. Family members of those struggling with addiction may gain some insight into addiction and also gain some hope.