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The Ugly Truth

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The Ugly Truth

My name is Rickie I'm 15. I was 12 when I started doing drugs- the picture added to this is when I overdosed to kill myself because I didn't have my pills. I was addicted to coricidin it caused a lot of problems but inspired a lot of my work today. It all began when I was dating this guy. I thought I loved him because he was my first love I would sneak him & a few people in just to be with him. One night he handed me some pills and it just got worse from there. I started taking more and more and I couldn't go to school without taking them before or during. When the high went away pills turned to cough syrup witch I had to steal. I was a good girl tried hard in school did everything I could to pass. I got my hands on drugs and I couldn't stop.

My bestfriend overdosed and it was my fault. I needed my fix and I was trying to get my cousin on them to that night she got the wrong thing and was an hour away from dying. After that I thought I'd quit but I couldn't, the guilt was eating me alive. One night I took 16 pills with 2 bottles of cough syrup I felt nothing so I went to bed when I woke up my legs weren't working and I was puking so much I tried not going to school but I did because my family was gonna take away my phone that day someone had to take me to all my classes I almost threw up on who knows how many people. I remember the feeling it was horrible and I wish I could take it all back. I've been sober over 6 months now haven't stolen a thing and haven't thought about going back to that life.

Everything I learned I use to make sure others don't make the same mistake I did. I've disappointed plenty of people and lost a lot of friends. I pass that in the store today and remember the suffering, I remember the disappointment I caused myself. I told my self I'd never end up like my parents were back then and I made a dumb mistake. I started going to NA a month ago and I recommend anyone struggling with drugs do to. Thanks for reading my story I know it was a lot just know there's someone who cares about you and wants you to quit before its to late- you can get out just as well as I did

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1. Robert
Good for you Rickie...keep passing the word and what a success story at age 15. Hope you r still going strong. You have your whole life ahead of you and heroin and any other drug will take that life from you.