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I lost everything

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I lost everything

I got addicted to Percocet after being put on them for my chronic pancreatitis and in no time I was addicted to any pills I could get my hands on. I not onlyruined my life but I also got my wife addicted to the same pills, all we cared about was getting the next fix, at the time I was working as a correctional officer at a super max prison and thats how I got money I worked, the worst of it is my daughter suffered more then we did, we eventually got arrested for doctor shopping and I lost ?my job, home, car everything, we divorced a couple years later and I continued to struggle with the addiction for several years, and then one day I took my pills and threw them in the toilet ?and never took another one. I know it sounds like Im a liar but im not, I later found out that i had several people who were praying for me and had been for awhile and finally their prayers were answered, and now I cant even look at or think about pills without becoming severely nauseas, and thats how god keeps me from relapsing , so if u try the steps programs or rehab units and you failed then you ought to try praying its the only way to get better, 4 years later I got my daughter back I have my own apartment and pill free and am so thankful to god.


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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