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Back From the Dead

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Back From the Dead

I'm humbled by knowing that many people don't make it back from circumstances like mine had been. I became addicted to a legitimate precription for a legitimate reason. Many people " spiral down"; I took a free fall, and I fell hard and fast. I was a registered nurse with an excellent reputation and sound ethics/morals. Once I became addicted, I began taking narcotics at work, and since I worked in critical care, the majority of drugs given were IV, which in my case, meant I went straight to injecting opiates at work. The guilt I started feeling was overwhelming and I reported myself to the board of nursing. Within a year and a half, I lost my job, my nurses license, and my home. My brother also committed suicide during this time period. Long story short- a bacame homeless, had a heart attack and congestive heart failure -and STILL had drugs brought to me from the outside because I couldn't stop. I now have 3+ yrs clean and sober, and it's been a long way back from hell. My faith in God's purpose for my life, combined with me finally letting people in to help me, are what saved my life.

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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