Above: Ed Yaekle:A life journey; Before, during and after addiction
My name is Ed Yaekle. I am a former Sergeant in the US Army Military Police.
I could easily be your brother, son, grandson, husband, uncle, or father.
I am also a former heroin junkie; a former heroin & cocaine dealer who worked for multiple families in the Mexican mafias' drug cartel.
I am a felon, convicted of 1st degree conspiracy to distribute heroin.
This website tells my story. It is dedicated to bringing hope to addicts and their families by example, truth, information and inspiration.
The truth & hope presented here comes from a "Real Life" source.
News clip from KSTP-5 Minneapolis with information concerning this website and it's mission.
Today I am living amazingly free, clean and happy. If I can live this way (and I do) then you and your loved ones can, too. It is my sincere desire to help those still caught up in the mess of addiction; fighting the same demons I did on a daily basis. Here you will find true stories of other addicts, some definitions, information and resource links.
I also share my entire testimony which details my journey into, through and back out of addiction.
Realizing that those in the midst of an addiction may not be actively interested in solutions, I am especially reaching out to their loved ones: The moms and dads, spouses, siblings and even children of addicts. I will provide you with real and maybe even sometimes raw information which I learned and earned the hard way. I will tell you things only an addict would know and help you find ways to see through the deception.
I never would have thought it was possible to ever wake up again (not even for one morning in my then miserable life) and not have the NEED to use heroin, just to be "normal". If I am living clean, then all things are possible!
Important Contact Information:
firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way to contact me.
Can I Stop Using Heroin? - The answer.
Heroin Facts- Dynamic information and pictures about heroin abuse and effect.
Above: The 72 Balloons of Black Tar Heroin (Mexican Mud) which the police found in my nightstand the morning they arrested me. Note the bible sitting next to the product. I never even noticed it being there. For more photos from the day of my bust, click here..
Links - Minnesota Public Radio Article by Jon Collins, Brother Earl Gilchrist (and his new church in Minneapolis!), Drugs and Death and Teen Challenge websites are amongst the newest additions in the resource links.
Above: Old school documentary, "Flowers of Darkness, A History of the Poppy",
Narrated by Paul Newman. Lots of interesting and informative information!
We recently secured our domain name for the next five years and hope to purchase an additional twenty-five years in the very near future, should a non-invasive donation campaign go forward as planned. You can click this paragraph to go to the donation page. It is my hope that the website and it's message of hope and inspiration continue long after I am no longer among the living. For now, I am here and available for all of your questions and concerns!