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There is a day

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There is a day

"...do it for yourself cuz no one sees the world through your eyes"

My name is dizzy and I just want to share my story. I don't know what good it will do but maybe it'll help someone else see the doorway in the concrete room I used to be confined to... I was eating pain killers and zanny bars like a child would candy and to wash it all down I drank myself to sleep. I used to blame it on my mother and father who never really gave damn about me but I was only 14 so I was just looking for a reason.

By the age of 16 I had found a drug that was perfect for me: "powder." It kept me up while I was waisting my life away.

I was never not high and my addiction got so bad I started doing some shit im not proud of to get what I wanted. It all caught up to me at the age of 17 when I was locked up for burglary, 2nd degree position of two hand guns and a ounce of weed. I was sentenced to 14 months in juvi.

Well I had plenty of time to think about my life while I was in there and I saw where I was headed and that's not where I wanted to go.....I was realeased 6 months ago and im happy to say im clean and work a full time job :3.

Guess all im tryn to say is no matter where u come from or where you been there is a day to change, but its your choice -- do it for yourself cuz no one sees the world through your eyes


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. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Shane. Congrats to you on your recovery and best of luck.
2. Fredia
Keep up good work there is a light at end of tunnel. Nothing ventured nothing gained. You have a bright future if you just believe
3. Jane
It's awesome that you were strong enough to leave your addiction behind! Yous hould be super proud!