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Bloody Times and Cocaine Lines

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Bloody Times and Cocaine Lines

"I no longer NEED the drugs.? I am free."

Hey guys. ?I'm Allie, I am a recovering ?and cocaine addict, depressive with suicide attempts, a history of cutting as well as anorexia. In freshman year I made some questionable friends, but I don't blame them for my decisions with drugs. ?I led them to believe that I had more experience with drugs than I actually did. ?I then made connections through them to get cheap drugs like Xanax and cocaine. ?It got to such a point that I couldn't even get out of bed in the morning without doing a line of coke and I couldn't sit through the SAT's without starting withdrawals. ?I actually had to run to the bathroom and was throwing up blood. ?It was probably the worst experience I've ever experienced. ?I also almost got send to a new school called Gateway. ?This school is supposed to be a second chance but it's really just for a bunch of druggies and everyone knows it. ?I was about ready to accept that I was going to end up in this school when my school principal had a serious talk with me. ?He told me about how he was a druggie too in highschool, but got himself cleaned up. ?I didn't really believe him, but I was always exhausted from the drugs. ?I wanted to feel independent again, so I took him up on his offer to send me to rehab and if I did well then he would allow me back in school. ?It was so difficult, but I was doing so well he let me back. ?I'm still in rehab, making a slow, but steady recovery, and I am appreciative everyday for the faith people put in me. ?I would like to someday turn around and put that faith into someone else, even if it's just one person. ?I want someone to feel loved and trusted as I feel now. ?I no longer NEED the drugs. ?I am free.?

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. Jane
Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing :)