My name is Timothy Aurelio. I’m a nurse and a motivational speaker on addiction recovery. I am in recovery. As a registered nurse, I have experienced the battle of addiction to opioids both personally, and professionally in my career.
I wanted to reach out to you in hopes that my experience, strength, and hope may touch your life. My addiction to opioids started with a medical injury. Like most people, I didn't wake up one day and decide to become addicted. But as my life began to spiral out of control, I slowly realized that I was. I felt lost and desperate at the time, but I never gave up trying and my support team never gave up on me.
I didn't recover on my first try. It took me 15 years of actively struggling with addiction to finally “get it.”