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Never Alone, Never Again

Newest podcast interview available NOW! I recently had the chance to sit down with Brett from Recovery Survey, & discuss my recovery – both the good AND the bad – & talk a little about my book, “Against Such Things: A Memoir of Trauma, Addiction, & Survival.” “Against Such Things” is the riveting true accountContinue reading “Never Alone, Never Again”

Reflections & Reparations

Today, somehow, it’s been 5-years since my father passed from this life into the next. Five years since the most complicated, tumultuous, loving relationship of my life ended. Five years. Losing a parent is HARD. Losing a parent who was both your lifelong cheerleader AND long-standing nemesis? Well, that’s a whole other ball of wax.Continue reading “Reflections & Reparations”

The Real Gift

My daughter’s birthday was last month. She turned 27, which is WILD for so many reasons. I promised her a special present, but didn’t get it to her until yesterday. It wasn’t because I forgot about her, or was too self-absorbed to finish it on time. (And, make no mistake, it DID used to beContinue reading “The Real Gift”

Yesterday/Today

The year is 2000, & my solution for getting out of the dope game is to rob a convenience store. At gunpoint. So I can buy more dope, & leave town in the stolen car I’m rolling around in. I’m maybe 100lbs soaking wet, have missed my kids’ birthdays, cleaned out both my parent’s bankContinue reading “Yesterday/Today”

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Author, Rachel K. Baldwin
About Me

I’m both a chronic wanderer and a homebody at heart.

My passions include criminal justice reform, helping the still-suffering addict, and collecting children.

I’m a first-time author, long-time writer. After years of traversing compounded trauma, addiction, and its resulting consequences, I am proudly free of all mood-changing and mind-altering substances.

Against Such Things is my first book, and its completion is a lifelong dream fulfilled.

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