My name is Michael and I'm an addict.  I've been going through a very hard time for a very long time.  I have struggled with addiction problems for many years and am now just coming to terms with them. I'm finally facing my fears and owning up to my mistakes.  I've been going through my life knowing that something has been wrong but not knowing what that thing is.

I've now been at an inpatient rehab facility in Minneapolis for three weeks and am learning how to be a real functioning member of society. One without drugs. I'm taking my life back and for the first time ever being completely honest to myself and those around me. 

Although it hasn't been easy by any means,this is exactly what I need. I don't know precisely how much more time I will be spending here, but I am willing to do whatever it takes in order to get well.

Thank you all for your support for the past several years. I apologize to any of you that I have let down.  You have all helped me grow in ways that I cannot explain. You've given me hope, when I was hopeless, and given me so much to look forward to when I am better.

I would love to hear from any of you. If you would like to send a card or letter please send it to:

Sean Michael Johnson 
Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic
11505 36th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55441


Thanks and Love


  • Stay strong! I feel for you, and I want you to know you are loved. I’m not sure how your life has been, but now you get to choose how it is. Have faith. You got this.

    Clayton Sulby
  • You’ve got this. You’re strong and brave. I’m so proud of you. Keep striving to be a better you. I hope you like the letters and photos I’ve sent you. Happy holidays.


  • Thank you for posting this, and for willing to be so vulnerable. I know I don’t know you, or have never met you, but I truly wish you the best. Keep striving! ❤️

  • I love you! I sent something. I hope you’re having not such a hard time. Zac and I are here for you. 💛 It’s time to do good forever.

    Katie Harper

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