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My Downfall

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My Downfall

My story started on a rainy day . I was working inside a burger joint doing heavy labor and towards the end of the shift injured myself by falling on my back . Shocks of pain were going thru my body so i was taken to a local hospital. When i arrived at the hospital the nurse was shocked at how much pain i was in and shortly came back with a wonder drug as they called it, "Dilaudid". 2mgs went into the iv and instantly my world was changed that day. By the grace of God i recovered but my mind set had changed. I had decided to try opiates again. They were the wonder of life. I started going to multiple hospitals to get high and then get prescriptions for percocet and valiums. Eventually I found a doctor who prescribed me Vicodin by the 100s. After that it all went slowly down hill and when pills were not working i switched over to Heroin. I started shooting heroin until one day i drank and took sleeping pills with my usual heroin shot. I woke up in the hospital 2 days later. Since then i have relapsed a couple times.

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1. Amanda
My story is a lot like yours, hang in here and keep faith in yourself. U really can do it u just have to want it more than anything in this world. U always have to keep it in mind if u use one time it can get it's hold on u again and trust me i know the grip it can get on u! And it's not something u should try to fight alone, u need the support of others. And for someone to help u through the cravings before the relapse, it's better to stop it before. There is also meds that really help and takes the sickness and cravings away. It really is a wonder drug I dont think I would have done as good as I have without it. It is called Buprenorphine might be a good thing to check in to, I'm telling u it could save your life. Good luck to u, wish u all the best! Stay strong you'll be in my prayers
2. Amanda
Hang in there there is hope of a better place for u in life, u just have to stay strong even when u fuck up and keep the faith in yourself. Trust me its so worth it. I have been clean from herion for almost two years now (and everything else) and I'm happier than I ever was. I try never to get down on myself for my old life because that was in the past. And I know it was the drugs not Me they have all the power. I, like, everyone thought I could never go more than a few hours without wanting a shot but that slowly goes way and u can regain your power. Good luck to u wish u all the best! Being clean is so worth it I just wish every drug addict could foresee there is life after recovery! Being an addict is horrible and I will pray u get all the way out of the darkness and finally see god's light (or whatever your higher power my be)
3. Angela
I hope you find direction for a better path & stay strong
4. Henry
Start reading about Probuphine. This treatment should be ready by early summer and it will help you tremendously. Please read about it and be patient. Take care
5. Jane
If you'd like to speak with someone about how you can get help for your addiction, please call 1-855-378-4373