Welcome!

If you are in search of hope, inspiration or just a sense of belonging—look no further.

I’m Tiffany Jenkins and most of you know me from my silly viral videos, but there is another side to me. I have anxiety, depression, and was an active drug addict for over ten years.

I found that sharing my truth was not only therapeutic for me, but many others as well.  This is a place where people just like you and I are sharing their stories of hope after a period of adversity.

So grab some coffee, kick back, and prepare to see addiction, motherhood, marriage and mental health—like you’ve never seen it before.

 

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  1. I love the mighty I read that article and did not know it was you , I watched your mom support group video lol part 1 and 2 super funny. Now that I look deeper lol I see you talk about a lot of that is interesting to me or stuff I as well been through lol you do an amazing good job
    Keep it Up
    Samantha

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  2. I just wanted to tell you that you are amazing!!!! I am battling Stage 4 Melanoma and am on a medical leave so all I do is put my 11 year old on the school bus, drop my 19 month old off at daycare. Then come home to lay on my couch and nap, but one of my favorite things to do that makes feel like I’m not failing my boys, makes me laugh, makes me cry and lastly let’s me know I’m not alone in the world wear sweats with a mom bun (which you look great!) Also my sister used drugs and my family thought we would lose her. Thankfully she was able to quit, I so appreciate listening to your story so that it helps me to better understand my sisters as well!!!
    You are meant to work with the public the way that you do! You are truly amazing!!!

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  3. ❤❤❤❤Hi❤❤❤❤
    I just wanted to tell you how amazing I think you are. I mean I watched your videos and I won’t lie I totally judged you and for that I’m sorry LOL. After reading your three-paragraph blurb on this website and coming to know that you are just like me I have no right to judge. I am also in recovery from drug abuse. I have been in recovery for almost 2 years now. And the amount of Hope I’ve come to know in that amount of time is tremendous. I am currently working a 12-step program literally daily and it’s turn my life absolutely around. My only troubles today are trying to find what what I love to do and what I want to do with my life. I am 26 years old so I have my whole life ahead of me. I’m really grateful I got clean when I did. I’m struggling to find something that I love doing or trying to find even a hobby. I have no clue what I want to do with the rest of my life. But I know and if I find something and put my mind to it and stick with it, I could have everything that I ever dreamed of. I look forward to more of your videos and more laughs. I do have to admit you are f****** hilarious. Thank you.

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    1. Think back to when you were young, and life hadn’t gotten gotten in your way yet. What did you want to do back then. Did you have dreams of the future. Sometimes life causes us to forget who we used to be. I hope this helps you, in any way possible.

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  4. You brighten my day everyday. A mom of 4 two of them I have taken in and became there mama when they we’re babies. The oldest being born addicted. So the struggle is real. I am a also a stay at home mom and working on 7 years clean from drugs.. Things have been tough my husband is on LnI and I am not working due to a lot of issues after my daughter was born June of 2016.I actually go in for a hysterectomy on Jan 5th and I’m trying to figure out how well this will go with mom being down for a while.. Things are tough but your videos make me smile and give me hope

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  5. Wow Tiffany you go girl! I saw that my cousin in Washington state liked your make up tutorial (and yes you nailed it lol). Sitting where I am today you are inspiring me to do something positive with my day! I’m so proud of you even though we were never close at the Sally I am just proud to see you living and loving life, and drug free! That’s just the hope I need for the day to love my life ( still waiting for that part lol but at least I have a reason to smile this morning) ❤️Stacey

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  6. I just started looking around and am trying to learn as much as I can about you! I too am a recovering addict (i am 1 year 3 months and 18 days clean off of heroin and pills today!! Yay recovery!!!!) it’s just nice to see someone else put themselves in blast that has come so far!!! Posted on IG not long ago….yeah I did drugs, I also found recovery, why don’t you go gossip about that!! It’s just so refreshing seeing so many uplifting tales of recovery!!! Thank you for sharing yours!!

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  7. I just ordered your book and I can’t wait to read it! I didn’t realize till today that you have recovered from some severe things in life! I’m trying to recover from alcohol addiction right now. I always follow your videos and just love them! You bring that smile to my face!

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  8. So I am not fighting addiction myself, but I was an idiot and fall in love with one that still is fighting his demons… but I have since left that situation and am happy again! But I have been following your blog, Facebook and now have read your first chapter and saw the trailer! I am buying the book , can’t wait to read more! You show that there is hope and life after addiction! For that idiot I onced care for, I hope his saving day comes evenaturally !! Thank you Tiffany!!

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  9. I am from New Hampshire. I would love to share my story, if possible, so if there is a place I didn’t see or that I can go to in order to share, please let me know. Short story starts here; going from a college graduate to embezzling over 150 thousand dollars from my work, to pregnant in jail, giving birth with an ankle bracelet on, marrying my son’s father before incarceration to make sure my son would be sent with him if he was born during my time in jail, to now going through a divorce from my husband, living single, working full time, staying clean, having only one of my two children (still working on getting the other back) and living a strong truthful life. My story is no better or “bad ass” than anyone elses… I just feel it may give a lot of people hope, courage and faith of they are in recovery or still struggling. Thanks all!

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  10. You are my new spirit Animal, u keep me laughing on a bad day lady keep up the Great work Tiff!, your awesome sauce lady!, don’t ever change💜🐹💛 love yA!, mwaaaah!

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  11. I saw one of your videos a few months ago on Facebook and I immediately looked you up on YouTube. I am in the middle of binging on your videos today (aka, I’m avoiding doing homework) and I just found out that you are a recovering addict and that you have a blog. I am 37, I have two children, I’ve been married for 15 years, and I have been in recovery for four years. My husband stood by my side when he could have walked away and been justified in doing so. He would always tell me “I married you for better and for worse. We will get through this together.” I don’t know what I did to deserve him but I’m sure not asking questions! I am now in college and will graduate in 17 months!!! Woot! It’s been a long road to get to where we are today, but my gosh it was all worth it! I love you and your videos and I am so glad I found you!

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  12. I was never a drug addict and u still touched my heart. U are changing people’s lives, some u will know of when they reach out and tell u, but I am positive that there will be others that will make them think of your story and change and u will never know. U are a blessing to many and may u continue with all the success in this hard world to change lives and make us laugh on those days that we need it so bad.
    Many people suffer from some kind of addiction, but u make people really think about themselves and give them hope. I am proud of your strength and courage. I will share ur story to all my friends and hope it changes them too. I love u and God bless.

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  13. I’m Chantee’ I’m a recovering addict , I’ve been clean for 4 years , been using since I was 12 , I started the methadone treatment , got kicked out on a financial detox , they brought me 5mg a day , once you’re on methadone it takes months to be right again , once I came down on the methadone I was so so sick , I was doing OxyContin that’s why I went into the clinic , yes I stayed clean while doing the methadone , but I become addicted to it , it was cheaper and the high was so much better , lasted all day . Once I got to a low dose , I had a friend feeding me Opanas , they are OxyContin and morphine mixed into a pill, I was doing , Dilada , heroin whatever I could get my hands on , crack cocaine , anything . I started breaking the Opanas down and stuck the needle in my arm , that was the bottom of the barrel , I become a nightmare , become homeless , lost my daughter , lost my family , lost it all , except my fiancé he stayed by my side when he didn’t have to . I was stealing , robbing ppl , he was helping me to feed my addiction , he ended up in prison over me on a 1-15 . I finally hit my knees and I prayed , I prayed so hard , I prayed that if he would help me get to my old self , get my life back together , I’d never stick another needle in my arm , I got the nerve called my brother told him I was ready for rehab , he come got me , I hadn’t eat in a weeks , I was drinking water from anywhere I could get it to stay hydrated to hit my veins , he put my I’m the truck and took me to a friend paid them for me to stay , my mother knew rehab wouldn’t help I’d be out in 30 days back on the street , so my mother went took a loan and got me into a suboxone doctor. It saved my life , if she wouldn’t have taken me there I’d be a statistic right now . I got myself clean , got my bf clean , he went back to work , and he faced the prison sentence , he was locked up 3 years still on parole . I fought got my baby back , got a home and living the life I should’ve been living . He’s working as a diesel mechanic, and I’m studying cosmetology, I’ve been clean for 4 years , I admit I have slipped a time or two but I realized during that slip up that wasn’t the life for me , I wasn’t going back down that road . I haven’t touched anything , since the slip . I see people suffering everyday and I would love to reach out and help , but you can’t help somebody til they’re ready . I take up for ppl with addiction , nobody understands unless you’ve walked the walk . It never goes away , you have to force yourself to stay sane and clean , you find yourself thinking about getting high , just one more time , but you have to have the will power to fight it and it’s a tough fight . I look at my life , my fiancé and my daughter and that’s my reason to fight . I’m praying everybody suffering can find a way to fight this , and get themselves together . Thank you for your support of addicts .

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  14. Hello there I’m writing because I have a brother in law who was knocking on deaths door and I had no idea what to do with saving him. Everyone else had given up but I couldn’t. So my husband and I bought him a one way ticket to Arizona. There we took him into Teen Challenge. After 30 plus years of taking drugs, I mean anything he could get his hand on, he is now 2 years clean and has decided to stay at Teen Challenge and be a counselor to young men who need help. God Bless you I love watching you because you tell it like it is. People, like me, don’t understand how one can be addicted to something, but we all are one way or another. Never give up on people, they need help and love. Thank you for sharing your story and also making us laugh. You are such a beautiful woman inside and out. Keep doing what you are meant to do.

    God bless you and your family

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  15. God bless you and your courage to share your story! I I know someone struggling from addiction on the verge of death can you help with advice please

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  16. I just got done reading your book. I literally could not put it down! You have an amazing story and it is very similar to mine. My husband is a sheriff’s deputy and I’m an addict. I’m almost one year sober. I’m a full time mom to three amazing little boys. I’ve been trying to get sober since 2010 and been to rehab 4 times and am currently in a drug court program which I will graduate from in March. This is the first time I’ve had consequences to my using and I believe that’s been the difference for me staying sober this time. That and I was just sick and tired of being sick and tired. I go to meetings have a sponsor and a network of sober friends. Your book inspired me so much because I could relate on so many levels. It has helped me tremendously in my recovery journey. Thank you so much for sharing your life with the world! I also just started following your blog. You are absolutely hilarious! Your Mom info you share is so real and it reminds me so much of myself. Keep doing what you are doing and thank you for giving us real moms something to look forward to!

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  17. WAADUP Tiffany!!! I’m Christina, 31 yrs old and a mother of 3 girls (12, 9, 3 and a 7 yr old step son (I know- lord help me! But they’re my… Angels… ? 😉💜) Listen- I NEVER write well known bloggers, vloggers…. or any ‘celeb’…. I’m sure you hear this Shit all the time… I watched you because you share my sense of humor of motherhood- I RECENTLY discovered were more alike than I ever imagined…. Literally had NO CLUE about your past.

    I have an entire story I’d LOVE to share… I’ve been obsessing on your book on my kindle (10/7/11 is my ‘clean date’ from heroin- but what a fool- got in deep with pills (I mean- who knew THOSE were drugs too?! 🙄) And I’m now currently in Nashville (from Chicago- where I basically lost EVERYTHING) staying with my father who’s single (Yeah- it’s fun and I’m only on night TWO out of 6 weeks) AND he’s a suboxone therapist… I lost my husband but by the grace of something- and both of us straying, then coming back because I pulled my head out of my ass- he wants ME…. Why? Who in the F knows….. But I’m not questioning it- I’m clinging to him because he’s not like me.. He’s my best friend and I know he deserves better.. But… Ya know… What sarisfies the addict, right? 🤦🏻‍♀️ but I truly TRULY want my family back…

    I swear to god you were my BFF in another life…. demention- maybe I was 11 from Stranger Things and we had that kinda friendship- whatevs….. But MAN. If I could have a conversation with you…. Seeing how far you’ve come… I know you’re busy… INSANELY- But I want to THANK you for speaking your truth…. And giving me the courage to speak mine for the first time- EVER. I’m what they call a ‘closet user’. No one ever knew when I went to detox….. Now… I caught a case against my own sister for being violent 😢…. And my oldest daughter is turning 13 and the girl is SMART AS HELL and soooo not oblivious her Mom FAILED…. I don’t know how else to reach you other than here. But thank you for what you’re doing. When I grow up- I’m becoming a Tiffany- For sheezy. 😉 All my love… Seriously- DO YOU GIRL. 💜

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  18. I absolutely love watching your videos! I’m a recovering addict as well, 2 years clean in March. Watching your has been one of the many inspirations recently that has made me decide to start a blog of my own with my husband. We’re hoping to help other addicts to find this side of life. I know you’re busy but if you have any ideas to help me get it up and going to reach more ppl I would love to hear from you. Keep inspiring and sharing your wonderful smile and contagious energy!

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  19. I am really needing some good advice! I’m in a hard spot and don’t know what to do or if I’m allowed to even be feeling this way! Please if you can get in touch with me! Love hearing your stories and you have great advice!

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  20. I am a sister of an addict. One of the hardest things Ive ever done is watch my little sister live this lifestyle. Wanting her to get help, and for her to see how she is not only destroying her life but ripping my heart out of everyone who loves her. Such a helpless feeling, with the biggest frog in my throat! Guilt because my life is going so well and I have everything I need, a little of what I want and my sister is a homeless, struggling addict who is in the thick of it all. I came across one of your videos, shared it and I hope it helps my mother who is having a difficult time knowing Just how to deal with my little sister . My little sister seems to be highly agitated when I or my older sister try to ask her to get help or say we will help get her the help she needs. She doesn’t want anything to do with us. My mother on the other hand says she’s not enabling but my little sister will only talk with her. You comment about if and addict likes you you’re probably enabling stuck out and hit home hard. I feel I came across your video for good reason and seeing your video give me the more hope I needed! Thank you! I pray this is all just a learning experience for my little sister and she can become a inspiration, like yourself

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  21. I started watching you a few months ago and I think you are truly an amazing person. Your most recent post about loved ones of addicts really hit home with me. The father of my child is a struggling addict, and I honestly have no clue how to handle this situation. Our child is almost 2, and I’ve never been addicted to anything. It’s good to know that there are people out there like you who care about the addicts and don’t just look at them like a waste of space. You are an inspiration and I love you for all your videos, thanks for being you

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  22. I just watch your video. I am a wife of a recovering addict, he has been clean from meth for about 3 Years. He still smokes pot, which is illegal in our State. He has adhd he’s also manic. He has a hard time sleeping. He has tried meds and just doesn’t care to take them. Am I still enabling him because I let him smoke pot? He has a steady job and makes money to pay for it. I just don’t know if I’m hurting the situation.
    Thanks
    Becky

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  23. Your video you posted Friday night for the family of an addict hit home for me. I just watched it last night. My brother was living with us and my husband and I told him zero tolerance for anything in the house. He was staying in my son’s room. Saturday he was caught passed out in the window deal with the window open. My husband kicked him out. Ripped my heart out because he was doing what he wasn’t allowed to do and secondly throwing him out and I knew he had no where to go. He was taken to a hotel. He had a job for about the last two weeks. Was doing well, or so I thought. He’s still at the hotel. My youngest sister knows what room he’s in. He wouldn’t tell me. So for you to post that video was the right time for me to hear it. I shared it with my sister. She tried to go pick him up for work this morning. He didn’t go to work. I’m worried about him and I know he’s got to figure this out on his own but it hurts when you know they are just throwing it all away. Thank you for sharing your stories and advice because it’s always needed. I randomly stumble upon your video and I know it was for a reason. Thank you again for posting.

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  24. I have two grandsons living with my addict son and his addict girlfriend…. And every month they ask me for money… And if i dont help them, i dont get to see my grandkids… I am sick with worry about them…and if i call cps on them, they’ll know it was me. My husband doesnt want to raise our grandkids, so he wont let me fight for them… This has beeb going on for 4 years now, and i dont know what to do anymore.

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  25. Just wanted to say that your video post from Friday about the addict hit me like a ton of bricks. I used to be one as well my ex husband is still one and I have another family member who I’m pretty sure is still using. My 4 kids and I have battled this for years. Dealing with my issues and their dads issues. It has been rough and what you said brought me to tears because I know and it hurts so bad. Thank you for making me realize that I’m not the only one, sometimes you feel that you are, but every time I watch one of your videos it brings a new light on things for me! One of these days my story will be told, it’s not one I share very often because it is something I try to forget, but after being away from that life style and being so scared of who I was with, I will tell my stories and I will be able to help others by my experience!

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  26. I just wanted to let you know that your video about enabling may have just saved someone’s life. Actually it may have saved a little girls life. There is someone in my life is in enabling an addict and there is a young girl mixed up in it your video tells everything I’ve wanted to say but didn’t know how. Thank you. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. Hi Tiffany,
    Jessica J from Iowa. I stubbled across your page waatching a video on someone elsea fb. Long story. After I watched the firat video …I couldnt stop watching many others! Amazing!!! I am a recovering alcoholic going on 3 years sober soon. Been off and on since 2009. Treatments, hospitals, near death, homeless shelter and and and. I am reaching out to you in hopes of a peraonal response. I know you are crazy busy but I am attending college for my Bachelor’s of Science in Addiction,in Psychology(finally at 34) …had some set backs. Ha…funny,but not funny. This is where my whole heart is!!! I suppose if I hadnt ever went through my strugglea I probably would have went to school,for something else..or this or that…so I look at this as a blessing. This was my plan..my journey…my time to fly. 34..eh…who cares. Anyway…I tend to ramble. I dont know,if you will even see this message but I watched the video about you becoming a Patreon and I think,its a wonderful thing and I hope to,visit it tomorrow as I need to get 2 bed. It is 1 a.m here in Iowa. Thank you for ypur beautiful words in the few videos I watched.❤

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    1. Sorry about all the typos! I get excited when I stubble upon this kind of thing and tap away. I should probably proof read etc but what the hell.

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  28. Hi I just wanted to say how amazing you are. I believe it’s your purpose to share your story and help others . I recently started watching your posts on Facebook and It helps me get through some of my toughest days. Not as a person dealing with addiction but as a person who lost a loved one from addiction. My best friend of 27 years lost her life a few months ago. She was the most amazing person I have ever known. She was clean for 11 years. But for some sad reason she started using heroin again. She died in September. She was so strong for so long but so many people doubted her. She was always looked at as an addict . She was so much more than that. I’m just thankful for your way of putting the truth out there. It can happen to anyone. It can happen to any family. No one is above it and everyone is worth fighting for. Keep up the good work and I love you for your strength.

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  29. I have a question for you… my son is an 32 yr old addict. He is being released from jail after a 4 month stay(the first time he has been in jail longer than a week) He says he wants to stay clean. He will be living in my home with myself and my boyfriend and he will have 2 rules to follow. 1. Have no contact with your past life ie “friends” whether they are family or not. 2. For the first few weeks, you will be allowed to leave the house with us only. He has agreed to this, but of course he will agree to anything right now. We will offer him work around the house and will pay him for this work as well. My question is, are we doing the right thing? We will take him where we go and introduce him back into the world as a sober man. We will help him get his license back and After a few weeks we are going to help him get a job, and then a car. We know that ultimately the decision is his on whether to stay clean and live a good life from here on out but we want to help his succeed as well.

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  30. Hey Tiffany
    My 19 year old daughter of a 2 year old son..Jessica. Loves to watch you.you have been an inspiration to her..she has been suffering from anxiety lately and recently lost her job .she seems to feel better watching all your videos…she got me hooked too..we love you and your humor..we love you.!!!
    Keep up the good work..she would love to meet you one day but necause of her anxiety she doesnt fly or ride on the freeway..maybe We can cure her of that..Love from Wisconsin..Lori and Jessica.💕💕💕

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  31. I just got your book i need to sit and read it im not a petson who has an addiction i use to smoke and i quit cold turkey but i think u are amazing and i like your blog keep it up girly your awesome

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  32. I think you are an inspiration to many people out there, including myself. I have been watching your funny videos for sometime now and just YESTERDAY I realized you were married to my friend throughout my childhood Drew! I didn’t even put together the last names !!! Now watching you is THAT MUCH BETTER! I love it!!! Keep it up and keep the videos coming! Xoxoxo

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