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From the time i was 13 i was addictted. First it was drinking as a teenager, the smoking pot.Then i fell in?love with a man who i knew did coke and in order to be closer to him i started doing it with him. ?I didn't think i had a problem and that i had it under control but i didn't. From this man i got pregnant and was still getting high, but still didn't see that i had a problem. Then i got ?introduced to free basing from my brother-in-law. That first hit i was addictted. From free basing to smoking crack was the hell i put myself in for 10 years. In those 10 years i sold body, food in the house, bill money , whatever i had to do for a hit. I was raising my grand daughters and my husband was my pimp. I tried to stop so many times and it didn't happen, it wasn't until i started praying to God for help. I put myself in a recovery house where the manager of the house took me to church where i got saved. I got saved and deliviered ?by the amazing grace of God. ?That was 15 years ago. There is a way out, there is hope, His name is Jesus.


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