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Created by Melissa Rodman


I started using pills or opiates when i was 17 and was injured in a soccer accident causing my cheekbone to be severely broken.? I have been with my husband for 9 years and he was using when i was using.?I never thought in my wildest dreams that i would get pregnant not once or twice but three times in the? course of 5 years.? During those pregnancies I was using oxycotin and lortabs.?Thankfully none of them had any problems after birth and now. ?In 2011 my husband and I started using Heroin and at first we were snorting it. At first I was stealing money from my family who enabled me by not saying anything about it. Then once they did tell me to stop i started stealing from stores and that is when the IV usage began.? I was aressted for theft and went to jail, after that i continued to do it. After that? i went to jail again and spent 10 days there and i detoxed in jail. No meds, no nothing, and while i was in jail i lost custody of my kids. After that my husband and?I went to rehab,?I have been 140 days clean and i am in outpatient and my husband has moved to houseing. For anyone who reads this please take caution. God has a plan for you and if u pay attention he will provide you with your path. GOD BLESS!!!

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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1. Geraldine
Melissa im so happy for you , I myself have been taking tranquzilers for over 30 years as i have anxiety attacks, only way to stop is go to London with 12000 pounds , which is impossibe for me, I grew up with u on my tv still watch little house. from Irishgeraldine on Twitter
2. Catherine
Melissa, I rarely leave comments on websites but, you've inspired me to this time. I am so impressed with your courage to open yourself up in order to help others. It must be a good feeling to know that you are able to give people hope and be a role model for happy, clean living..