I started rebelling in my pre-teen years. I remember feeling like I was different than everyone else. It wasn’t until I was older, I discovered pretty much everyone feels like that at some point.
When it comes to drug addiction and how that begins for someone, no two people are the same. Some anti-drug campaigns even set forward the idea that if you use drugs once you will become hopelessly addicted but this is not always the case.
Most people grow up with similar ideas as I did. The fantasy of “never growing up” and “always being a kid” sounds playful and almost harmless. I certainly took these to the next level, graduating from fun and games to living my life on a critical edge.
This is a story from a Narconon graduate. It describes the struggles he encountered and the tactics he used to continue using drugs despite all the troubles it was creating. My mother never used drugs. She hardly drank. My father was a heroin and cocaine addict back when he was in his late teens…
Methamphetamine, most commonly known as crystal meth or ice, is a recreational drug that produces a stimulant and euphoric high. Meth can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Meth is often called “the poor man’s cocaine” as it is much cheaper than cocaine and lasts for much longer.
April 25th, 2019 was the last time I ever went to a methadone clinic. I was scheduled to go to rehab later that day at Narconon, in Louisiana. I took my dose (145 mg), popped a couple .50 mg Xanax and boarded my plane at LAX.
After years of using and selling drugs, as well as being in a very abusive relationship. I made the decision to check into detox in August 2016. I was in Boulder, CO for about 5-6 days and from there I moved into a co-ed sober living facility.
Diego Maradona was on top of the world yet as success accompanied him on the field, problems increased off it. Eventually his antics caught up to him.
It is no surprise drugs hold us back from the best person we can be. Drugs distract us from what we aspire to be and cause a person to have a failed purpose in life.
The opiate epidemic in the United States has been an ongoing issue since it was introduced in the late 1800s. First came morphine which was considered a miracle drug. It was given to people for pain management and cough suppression.