In a matter of 5 years, Tiffany went from having a good job, happy marriage and two wonderful children to rock bottom…a woman hooked on drugs living with another man and separated from her family. Learn how she received the help she needed to turn her life around.
In a matter of 5 years, Tiffany went from having a good job, happy marriage and two wonderful children to rock bottom…a woman hooked on drugs living with another man and separated from her family. Tiffany admits, “I never thought I would become the two things I hated the most – a drug addict and an adulteress.”
Tiffany’s childhood is flooded with memories of abuse. Not only were both her parents alcoholics, her father was often physically and verbally abusive to her mother. “I would always watch my father get very angry at my mom and beat her very badly. It was at that point, I vowed to never let drugs or alcohol hurt my future family.”
After high school, Tiffany moved out of her parent’s house, got a job, and began attending college. Tiffany remained sober, even though most of her peers were drinking and using drugs. In 2004, she met Brett and they married one year later. Like many happy couples, they decided to have a baby, a daughter, was soon a part of the family. Life was great for this happily married couple.
However, after a few years married life started to change. Brett was traveling often and they had a new baby. Tiffany began taking Loritabs to ease the stress and her addiction evolved. As the drugs started taking control of her life, she made more and more bad decisions. With Brett out of town on business, Tiffany became lonely and was soon in an affair. She left her husband and became distant to her children.
What came next for Tiffany was more dramatic and frightening than she could have every suspected. Like her dad, the new boyfriend was verbally abusive. When Tiffany threatened to leave, he pulled out a shotgun and killed himself right in front of her. “That is an image that will always haunt me. I didn’t know how it got to that point, but it was something I was not willing to deal with at that time” describes Tiffany. Traumatized and distraught Tiffany returned to her husband and children, but her drug addiction escalated resulting in an arrest in 2012.
Thankfully God had a plan for her life. Tiffany found the love and forgiveness that can only come from a relationship with God. She has forgiven herself and others who hurt her in the past. Her relationship with Brett and her children had been restored.
Tiffany received help at The Foundry. To learn more about this program, please visit their page on our resource directory.