Chas Smith, better known as Colicchie, started smoking weed at 15 and by the time he was a senior in high school he was addicted to heroin.
After barely graduating, he began making regular visits to jails, treatment centers, and psychiatric wards.
He said, “It was a torturous existence where every day I wanted to die.”
After trying many forms of moderation he finally came to the realization that complete abstinence was the only thing that worked. Colicchie found relief in writing and journaling, which eventually led to rapping and recording his first few albums.
“I don’t think I would be where I am today in my recovery if it wasn’t for music.”
Today Colicchie is over four years sober and being a father is the most important thing in his life. You can check out Colicchie’s music on all major streaming platforms.