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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.Β #TheAddictsDiary

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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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6 Replies to “A Brief Story of an Addict”

  1. Wow.
    Thank f#n god that at least 1 person has enough balls to tell the rest of us the truth.

    I’m 27 months clean.
    But no mug shots.

    Congratulations.
    I hope you have a wonderful life!

  2. From dirty needles to breastfeeding. What a quick rollercoaster. Hope your baby is educated on addiction so they don’t grow up to make the same mistakes n become woke 20 years later after meeting a druggy old man n having their own. Congrats!!!!!!!! You look better sober!!!!!!

  3. Regardless of relapse…never give up…you(the addict) think worse of yourself than others do of you…never give up…they(the uneducated) have no clue what you are going through…never give up. Life can and does get better…never give up!

  4. Good for you ! I sure wish more would follow in your footsteps .Anyone can turn their lives around ,but nobody says its easy.I wish the best for you and your family and stay clean !

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