Recovery Stories

"To the ones suffering from this disease, please believe me when I say, “life is so much fun as long as you can get through the withdrawals.”  Sure, I do think about getting high every now and again but I know once will turn into years if I would be lucky enough to make it back."
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Check out the video of Erica. She shares about her grandmothers death how she self medicated the grief with drugs. 
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"I had my first son at age 21, and when he was 4 months old I found out I was pregnant with my second son. Two years later I had my daughter. I couldn't give them the love that they needed because I didn't know what love was. I went from one relationship to the next looking for a love that can only be found in Christ."
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"I wanted to change the way I felt even as a child – any way I knew how, or always willing to try something new, something exciting, something dangerous.  It's no wonder that by the time I reached my teens that I was willing to experiment with drugs and alcohol.  I discovered that I loved the way they made me feel and loved that feeling for a very ….long …time.  The consequences were not so much at first, but after years and years of drug use and abuse, the consequences became insurmountable."
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My dad was in a dry drunk until I was about 8 years old. That is around the same time that I first remember exhibiting behaviors that could be called classified with OCD. Also during that time, my dad had been having an affair and my mother told me she was suicidal.
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