Mike Majlak was a 16-year-old from a loving, middle-class family when he got caught up in the opioid epidemic that swept the nation. Soon his life was a wasteland of darkness and despair. While his peers were graduating from college, buying homes, getting married, having kids, and living normal lives, Mike was snorting OxyContin, climbing out of cars at gunpoint, and burying his childhood friends. Unable to escape the noose of addiction, he eventually lost the trust and support of everyone who had ever loved him. Alone and living on the streets with nothing but drugs to keep him company, darkness closed in, and the light inside him—the last flicker of hope—began to dim. His dreams, potential, and future were all ending, devoured by a relentless addiction too powerful to fight. Despair filled him as he realized he wasn’t going to survive.
Somehow, he did…
HE NOT ONLY SURVIVED,
Mike Majlak started over. Now he’s a social media personality, entrepreneur, marketer, podcaster, YouTuber, and author who hopes to use his voice to shine a light for those whose own lights have grown dim.
This is his story.