The Financial Impact of Opioid Use Disorder
Meet Wanda Newton. In this recovery story, our bloomer found herself impacted financially and physically from the result of opioid use disorder. To grow, she returned to her faith and found support through a friend who shared her experience.
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I grew up in the church so I knew opioid use wasn’t right but some things are harder to fight than others. Knowing this, it took a while before actually coming to terms with it ruining me financially and physically.
I turned to a friend, a recovered addict, and for over 23 years now I have been guided in the right steps. At such a young age, I could’ve been corrupted but God had other plans.
Times are hard and it’s only made harder when you’re judged. It becomes easier and less complicated to turn to drugs because they don’t judge you.
If anyone feels like they are facing an opioid use disorder and needs help, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service in English and Spanish.