Recoverying Wings of a Meth Addict!
by Valeri Roberts
(Winter Haven, Florida US)
Where do I begin? I had a normal life, married for 18 years with two beautiful boys. Had my job of 12 years. Had a family that I was very close with and had my horse and dogs which I loved so much! Then it happened...My husband left me for another woman. After eight months of crying and not wanting to live I decided to go out. That's when I met him! David was his name. I fell in love! So I thought.....Turns out he was a meth addict just using me for a place to live.
But before he took off he also got me hooked on that horrible evil drug. The first time I tried it I loved it. I could stay up for days, clean my house and most of all I didn't feel the pain I was feeling from my husband leaving me! This was great...So I thought....That was the beginning of my downward spiral. It happened so quickly that I didn't even know what hit me. In a matter of two years from trying meth I lost my house, my kids, my job of 12 years, my horse and dogs, my vehicle, my family and was selling meth to keep high. Then I was arrested 3 times in 3 months and ended up in prison.
WOW is right. I went from a normal life, never doing drugs, never in trouble to losing everything that ever meant anything to me before I knew what even hit me....It doesn't stop there, sad to say....I went to prison for a year and a day only to get right back out and use. Before I knew it I was shooting dope. For the next ten years I would be drugging not caring if I lived or died....Pushing away the people I loved the most....Meth is the most horrible addictive drug out there. But I am not going to lie. I loved getting high.
I wanted to quit but I just couldn't do it on my own. In July of 2011
I went to jail. I truly believe this was God's way of saving my life. While in jail I went to the faith based dorm. I learned there that I needed God to make it through whatever was ahead of me. From jail I went to a six month rehab which was the best thing (besides accepting God into my life again)that could have happened to me. It was there I learned the tools I needed to make it in society clean and sober.
So I am proud to say, that by the grace of god I have been clean and sober for ten months. I now have a job, which I havent had in ten years. I have my kids back in my life and God has restored my relationships with all my family members. I love this life I am living now and would never go back to my old lifestyle. It is just not an option for me! I know that through Jesus Christ any thing is possible, especially my recovery.
I know for the rest of my life I will serve him and try to help other addicts get clean and sober. I know this is what he has me still on this earth to do. If I can just help one person, my addiction and everything I've gone through will have been worth it. I hope this one person that I save will be my son. Because you see during my addiction he became addicted to meth also....
So I pray for him everyday and hope I one day can help him start his road to recovery. So anyone reading this please say a prayer for him. His name is Duane. Thank you for letting me share my story...Keep God in your hearts...He truly is the only way through this...
I also have a group page on facebook called "Recoverying Wings of an Addict." Please check it out and give me your feedback. It is so inspiring to hear from other people! Thank you and God Bless......