A Brief Story of an Addict
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(ADDICTION) – It started with pills, mainly percocet when I was 21. I was really sick one day and a friend gave me heroin. I started shooting it at 24. (Shooting means using a needle).

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I tried meth for the first time at 25. I was shooting them both in no time. Over the next 3 years I overdosed 8 times.

If I wasn’t homeless, I was living at a trap house with no electricity or running water with a 61 year old man who was on disability & sold meth.

In and out of jail constantly for possession, identity theft etc. I used needles I found in the bottom of a shopping cart full of trash. I didn’t care. I was 100 lbs. I hated myself and I truly wanted to die.

I went to prison. I did 15 1/2 months on 18. I got clean. I’m 30 years old now, I’ve been clean for 2 years & 8 months & I have a 6 and a half month old baby girl, and a great fiance.

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Finally, as I lay here breastfeeding my beautiful baby I can say I love myself and I enjoy life now without heroin or meth. Anything is possible, don’t give up. Do anything. Just don’t ever give up. #TheAddictsDiary

Via “The Addicts Diary”

Call 807-684-1880 to reach out to the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre to ask about how you can start your journey to sobriety. They are compassionate, caring and non-judgemental people who genuinely want to help you do the best you can.

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