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|03-15-2010, 09:52 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
I have stumbled across this website because I feel I am led by God to speak to others about the throes of addiction.
I myself am 6 1/2 years sober from a Crystal Meth addiction that nearly cost me my life. To look at me resume anybody would assume that I was meant for great things. I graduated with honors from a 5A school in Texas and was accepted to the university of Texas to study economics. I was a leader in student government, speech and debate, athletics, etc. I was the all American Boy but decided instead after my first year of college to experiment with drugs. In a flash I went from smoking pot to putting cocaine up my nose. Then it got worse, I found speed. Within a year’s time I sold back my books, used my financial aid, and sold drugs to stay high on crystal meth. At the age of 20 I learned to cook my own speed. With an endless supply of dope I found myself so far from the light I welcomed the darkness with open arms. Finally at the age of 21 I was arrested for the manufacture of methamphetamines. Not a light sentence by any means. Thank the lord above I ended up with a 2nd degree felony and no longterm prison time. I ended up doing over 6 months of incarseration, including a stint in a felony correctional rehabilitation clinic. Afterward I struggled with 8 years probation and a felony record. Today I am off paper after completing 5 years of my sentence. I am currently the VP for a multi-state mortgage company and have owned several small businesses of my own. I have a beautiful wife and two wonderful children. I have been to the blackest of the abyss and have lived to tell about it. I am a success because I was willing to change my life and my choices. The one thing I can offer to everyone else on this forum is that only we as individuals can and will make the choice to be sober. I know that all the people on this website want to know what to do for their loved one, but the honest truth is there is nothing to do unless your loved one is WILLING to change. Some need jail, an overdose, or even death to finally realize their own rock bottom. We can onlt pray it is not the latter for your loved one. As a loved one of an addictm the best thing you can do is to stop ENABLING them to continue the addict cycle. Tough love and the allowing them to hit rock bottom will be the only way to save their life. Unfortunatley sometimes a person will die at the bottom. My prayers go out to all who love an addict and walk with them during this dark time. Have hope, I am a living example that it doesn’t have to end in heartache. Good luck to all and Godspeed. One day at a time is the way God himself told us to live.
Last edited by CarolD; 03-16-2010 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Corrected Title per SR guideline
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