Finding Healing Through Family
Meet “Sunflower Spring.” In this recovery story, our bloomer found herself addicted to opioids prescribed to her after a surgery. Her path to healing began when she began to be honest with herself and her family.
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I started off by having back surgery, and I liked the feeling the pills gave me. I would go through my prescription in a few days and then get them off the street. My family really supported me but I lied to get money and then finally told them the truth. I went to rehab and that really helped me to identify the reasons I actually used, that it is common and not only white people do it.
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I decided one day that it wasn’t worth it anymore, that I could handle the feelings I was suppressing and it’s okay to feel. I didn’t have to numb out with pills.
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.