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Crossing the Line

My story with addiction started with prescription opiates. I tried some Percocet that my mom received for her knee surgery. I fell in love with the way it made me feel. Crossing this line, I still had limitations on what I would do. I promised myself I would not smoke marijuana. Then eventually I did. I promised myself I would not drink alcohol, until I did. I promised myself I wouldn't commit crimes, until I decided to break into 8 houses looking for prescription pills. After that, I eventually started injecting cocaine and heroin. It completely consumed my life. And all of this happened before I had even turned 18. Through the support of my parents and 12 step programs, I got sober. Now my life is filled with other sober people and I have a job, my own condo, and Oh, I go college. I haven't been this happy since I was 8 years old! The first step to getting better is asking for help, something I was scared to do for so long. I didn't imagine my life would be anything like this when I was using. Addiction is a disease and you cannot beat it by yourself. I hope my story can inspire hope to anyone struggling with addiction to get better. Thanks,

-Rob 

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Categories: Alcohol, Cocaine, Family, Mother, Heroin, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, Recovery, 12 Steps, Teenager

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December 09, 2013 | Seba

Monica,I’m afraid to take that test. It would pobrably be off the charts! (lol)I already know I’m totally addicted to blogs and blogging. But I think it’s a good addiction.And your blog is one of the ones that got me hooked! (lol)Thanks

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