“When I started using Ecstasy (also known as Molly), it was a drug I used only occasionally when going out to parties, concerts or the bar. It would usually take 45 minutes before I would start to experience the effects.
My brother died in a gruesome car crash. My parents went through a nasty divorce and I almost died in a freak accident. These things were bad but not one of them even a fraction as painful as my addiction to pain pills . Pain pills took my dignity, happiness and even my own child from me.
“Before I came to Narconon, I was stuck in this false sense of survival. I remember thinking that I was doing good for myself, but I wasn’t, then I realized that there had to be a change…“
Being addicted to crack is probably one of the most torturing things in the world. For me, it was a never-ending cycle of working to get money somehow and then smoking crack until there was no money left. I wound up putting aside everything for this one drug.
This isn’t just another anti-marijuana article or some sort of political statement about whether marijuana should be legalized/decriminalized . I was hesitant to write this blog because I figure many will not read it and some might even respond in anger.
For years I struggled with drug abuse, and eventually, after many failed attempts at sustaining sobriety , I gave up hope on ever living a drug-free life, and sometimes, even life itself.
At the end of last month 11 people were arrested for exploiting drug addicts. The horrifying thing is five of them were doctors. Fountain Valley Drug Treatment Center located in Orange County, California is allegedly responsible for a pay-for-implants scam.
New test strips that can be dipped into any drug to test if it contains the drug Fentanyl are now being passed out in Whitehall, Ohio. The test strips are not approved by the FDA, but people in Whitehall are desperate for anything which may cut down the number of deaths.
I’m not an addict but before I qualify myself on this subject, I would like to say I write this with no malicious intent towards programs or people who view addiction differently than I do.
We are mindful of not cursing in front of our toddlers but never hesitate to pour ourselves a glass of wine with them in the room. Studies show children with parents who are addicted are far more likely to follow in their parents’ footsteps.