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About The Author: Tim ElhajjTim Elhajj is a writer in long-term recovery living the the Pacific Northwest. He lives near Phantom Lake with his wife, their two middle-school aged kids, and a dog. Prior to moving west, Tim lived in New York City where he earned a BA from Hunter College. Tim’s creative nonfiction essays have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, The New York Times, The Yalobusha Review, Brevity, and Sweet. He and his wife are the founding editors of an online literary magazine called Junk, a literary fix.
Category Archives: Dopefiend: a father’s journey from addiction to redemption
Each week at Rockford, there was a Sunday celebration: families brought home-cooked meals, girlfriends appeared in tight jeans and teased hair, and sons mended family ties. Aaron (not pictured) and I (pictured, far right) never participated. He had a girlfriend … Continue reading → Continue reading
More than twenty years ago, I moved to New York City with less tan twenty dollars in my pocket to kick a heroin habit. I was leaving behind my beautiful three-year-old boy, who had his mother’s straw-colored hair and clear … Continue reading → Continue reading