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Addiction Can Invade at Any Age

Created by Vickie Feguson

Addiction Can Invade at Any Age

I had a very difficult time in my life and I turned to drugs. Well, actually just one drug - crack cocaine.

I was 48 when I fell into addiction. I couldn't get enough crack. My life went into a tailspin. I ended up getting arrested on 2/18/2006 and that has now become the date that I stopped using crack. I was then 52 years old.

Getting arrested was the best thing that could have happened to me. I had to get sober, as I was locked up. I would be lying if I said that I never get the "urge". I am now a Christian and with the help from God, I have been able to overcome the urges.

My daughter also fell into a severe heroin addiction. She almost died and she almost lost her leg. She got a severe abscess in her leg from shooting up in her leg. Thank God, she is now clean and sober too. But she is now in prison. I'm sure that is the reason she is sober. Anyway, I would love to share my story in person with the kids or other women.

Thank you very much!

Partners for Hope raise critical funds on behalf Partnership to End Addiction – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Every dollar raised on behalf of the Partnership* will help ensure free, personalized family support resources, including our national helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching, customized online tools and community education programs, can reach those who need them most. Please consider donating to this fundraiser and sharing this page.

*Donations made to Partnership to End Addiction are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions are fully tax-deductible, as no goods or services are provided in consideration in whole, or in part, of any contribution to this nonprofit organization.  EIN: 52-1736502

Guest Book


1. Pat - Psychotherapist & Partnership Parent Coa
Hi Virginia, Thanks for your offer of help.You can "friend" Vickie on this site or if you would like, call our helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE to see what you could do in the support and advocacy arena. Wishing you the best, Pat
2. Julie
Congratulations on 9 years, Vickie!
3. Virginia Haney
I would like to reach out to Vickie as I am experiencing a similar devastation of life. I am a recovering alcoholic and my daughter is two years into her heroin habit. Don't know how the communication exchange is handled but Vickie indicated she would be open to talking to a parent or addict? Yours sincerely, Virginia