Recovery is possible
i just want to say recovery is possible. Addicts are not bad people. They are good people who made bad choices.
I started smoking pot at the age of 14. I started smoking cigarettes, and drinking alcohol shortly after. I tried sniffing cocaine at the age of 20. I learned how to cook cocaine by 22. Before my 23rd birthday I was smoking it. I quickly became an addict. I did unthinkable things to support my habit. My life became a living hell! In 1991 I was court ordered to rehab. I learned then that recovery can not be forced on a person, they must want it. In February of 1993 I found out I was expecting. I relapsed when I was 6 months pregnant. On Dec 23, 1993 I was arrested. Being in jail gives you time to think. After serving 5 months I asked the judge to place me in a rehab. I had a baby at home, and the quickest way to her was to go into a program. I had 5 months clean and I felt great! All I needed was a second chance. I completed the program and returned home. I wanted to be clean, you have to want it. You have to be willing to go through the heart aches and pain that come with getting better. Dec 23, 2012 I celebrated my 50th birthday, and 19 years clean! It can be done.