Mike Majlak was a seventeen-year-old from a loving, middle-class family in Milford, Connecticut, when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. For close to a decade thereafter, his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and leading normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone, with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him—the last flicker of hope—began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all being devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn't going to survive.
Somehow, he did…
HE NOT ONLY SURVIVED,
Now he's a social media personality with millions of followers, and an entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim.
This is his story.
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Best book I’ve ever read!
Mike. I love you for what you’ve overcame. Your so far from cocky. Your awesome dude. You are such a gem in this world. Your book was amazing. Have had some issues with drugs but your a warrior man. Good job and can’t wait to meet you !
such a dope book long time fan of Mike and can’t believe what I’m reading is really him. congrats on the success mike. may more love and happiness come your way cause you for sure deserve it brother!
I loved reading this book because how raw it was. I could relate on a personal level. This book helped me understand some things I have misunderstood about myself for years. I also realized a few things from a past friendship, she had an addiction.
Reading your story helped open my eyes and helped me read between the lines of my own confusion I have with my anxiety and personal issues.
Best book I’ve ever read. I really needed this read ❤️.
Thank you for sharing your inspiring story, Mike.