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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


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. 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.