Hold Me if I Don’t Understand & Catch Me if I Fall




BY: Marc McMahon

A little bit of love can go a long way. Just think what it would be like to live back in the time when you didn’t have to worry about locking your house at night? Or worry about picking up a stranger who asked you for a ride, to be able to have your kids play at the park without having to be there to watch them like a bear does her cubs.

I believe it can be like that again if we choose to have it that way. If we make it that way, so shall it be. The only way to make that happen is through an outpouring of love from one to another. Love Is The Answer!  I ran across an article from addictionunscripted.com from last year that I had left a lengthy reply to offering my support to this struggling women.

Reading it and realizing I had only been clean at that time about 30 days the rawness, and sincerity that I was reading caused me to think about how we all just need love. That reply (language unedited) is below and a link to the original article I commented on will be at end of this piece.


I’m sorry, I truly am sorry from the bottom of my heart that this fucked up disease that so many of us suffer from has so rudely intruded on your life, truly sorry I would wish it on no one. I can’t take away your pain or your sadness if I could sweetie I would in a minute. God only knows how much I caused over the years before I just recently started to pull my head out of my ass.

I offer to you though all I have which really isn’t much but what I have of it is truly yours. I offer you and understanding ear that will always listen, without EVER judging because I am a recovering addict myself and I don’t judge period because I was as bad as they get. I offer you a truly empathetic and compassionate heart that’s willing to let you chat as often and as long as you like about your situation.jesus

I may be able to share some insight into this horrible fucking monster your sister is dealing with that may or might help you to understand why she does the things she does cause I already know I have probably done them myself to my loved ones ten times over through the years. You are mad, angry and sad and rightfully so!! I hate this fucking disease with every fiber of my being and am going to do everything in my power to loosen the hold it has around so many people’s necks.

I will not only support and encourage the still suffering addict but God knows I hurt so many that loved me that I am more than willing to lend an understanding ear to all of you who are not addicts and have broken hearts and just want it all to go back to the way it once was but fear it probably never will. They may not that’s a fact but I am here to say that if this dope fiend writing this note to you right now can get clean then anybody can.

I was the worse and my mom spent yrs cringing everytime an unknown number came across her caller I.D. as well.For fear, it was the hospital calling to say her sons dead. Nobody gave me a chance at ever beating this and I was exactly as you described your sister. So the odds yes are not in her favor by any means but don’t give up on her completely there’s still hope!! There may not be much but there is some and when it comes to fighting a monster the size of drug addiction some can sometimes go a long way my friend.

I just wanted to offer my support to you is all chat with me anytime I don’t care what your name is or who your friends are or what socio-economic class your family’s in. Fuck all that let those who tell you not to share this shit worry about that. I’m only here cause I know your heart hurts and I want to offer you my recovering drug addict support simply because you deserve it and because I care.

Remember your not alone in this and you no longer have to keep that pain inside. Share it sometimes it helps take a little of the sting out of it. You’re loved my friend even by those you have never met. You’re not alone, welcome.




About the Author: Marc is a 48 yr. old Author, speaker, and soldier against the disease of addiction. He resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Marc’s hobbies include writing, Mt. biking, hiking, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Marc is also the proud father, of one very outstanding young man. As Marc always likes to say “Be blessed, my friends.”



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