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I Will Die In My Addiction


 Editor    Feb 04 : 13:50
 None    Recovery Stories

My life of drug abuse started when I was ten years old.My addiction would take me into my mid-thirties.

My life of drug abuse started when I was ten years old.My addiction would take me into my mid-thirties. I've done everything from marijuana to LSD, PCP to smoking crystal meth everyday for three years. Not only did I have a drug problem, but also a behavior problem stemming from all the drug abuse.


After getting baptized, I thought I had everything under control.
After losing my wife of ten years and two children, my abuse got worse. I tried to quit on my own. I even tried going to a rehab program. These efforts never lasted because I didn't realize that the only way that true healing comes, is from Jesus.

After getting baptized, I thought I had everything under control. I wasn't using cocaine anymore and I felt that I could control my drinking. I failed to see that Satan was lying to me. It wasn't until God exposed my addiction to drugs and alcohol that I started to realize that I was going to go back to using if I didn't get the help I needed. I was starting to crave all the drugs I had done in the past.

I went to CR and worked the program with all my heart. My life changed dramatically. I wrote a journal, not really believing that writing this could help me get past my cravings. After writing it, I started to see the downhill spiral my life had taken. I also began to see the pain I had caused those who loved me. I was an evil person when I was on drugs. When the brothers in CR helped me see this, I could then realize that I am a man who is very lucky to be alive. I had put my life in danger so many times when I was high.

I thank God for allowing me to get the help that I needed. I now know that I can never go back to using or I will die in my addiction. Thanks be to God.

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