Break Free from Years of Addiction
Meet “Fall Rose.”
In this recovery story, our bloomer struggled with addiction since she was young. Courage and strength pulled her towards recovery.
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My Addiction Started When I was a Teen
I don’t remember how old I was when my addiction began. It started with smoking weed. My siblings and I would skip school just to get money to smoke. I was young and didn’t really care. So, I started using cocaine a couple of times. My mom and her friend would make my younger sister and me to buy coke for them. I was about 15 or 16 years old around that time. My sister and I would take some out and do it for fun.or a couple of years, we did it every weekend and it was a lot.I would do 3 to 4 grams. That continued for about 7 years. I found Christ and started going to church. I had enough and stopped using coke.
My Addiction Spiraled Out of Control
Until about 1 year ago, my addiction got really bad. I spent all my money on coke. I would leave my house at 1, 2 or 3 in the morning to get more and leave my kids home asleep. This went on for a couple of months and it got out of control. I was stealing from my siblings. Then, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I asked God to free me from this addiction. And he did.
Breaking Free from Addiction
My support is Christ and my family. I feel so proud of myself that I no longer am a slave to coke. It’s a struggle. You do things you would never think of. To think I could overdose and never see my kids again, that is scary.I have compassion for those who are still struggling. Click To Tweet
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She struggled with addiction since she was a teen. Her faith and family gave her strength to break free from addiction.