Recovery is possible!
"If I can do it. So can you!"
My name is Abbey and I am nineteen years old. I started drinking and smoking pot when I was thirteen. It was social for about year, and then I heavily started smoking. All day every day. At fifteen I was introduced to the drug that destroyed my life and took everything good from me. Pain pills. I immediatly started shooting them up. The first time I did it I never stopped. I kept going and going. By seventeen I was extremely strung out. I was diagnosed with hepatitis c because I was so careless. As long as I got my fix I didn't care. At eighteen I ended up catching 11 felonies and 11 misdemeanors. Overall I've done four months jail time. Was released on Drug Court an intense probation. I relapsed quite a few more times. Ended up in treatment center after treatment center. My last relapse landed me in jail once again. I was kicked out of Drug Court and was facing 18 months.
By the grace of my higher power I was released on two years supervised probation. And my higher power has blessed me I no longer test positive for hepatitis c. My body fought it off, and that is extremely rare. I have now been clean for eight months. My twelve step program has saved my life. You can't recover alone. Im the happiest I've been in such a long time. I know longer wake up immediatly contemplating on what im going to have to do that day to get my fix. I am no longer a slave to a substance. I have arrested my addiction. I am not cured. I will always be an addict for as long as I live. But I have learned how to control my addiction. My worst day clean is better than my best day using. Recovery is possible. You can live a great life. Your pain of staying the same has to be greater than the pain of change. I can promise anyone. You can recover. You don't have to be a slave to addiction any longer. There are better things in life out there for you. If I can do it. So can you!