For several years prior to coming to Narconon Suncoast, I have lived the life of a somewhat functioning alcohol abuser . Generally, I maintained a professional career position and a mostly secluded personal life.
I grew up in a normal home with a family that loved me. I had many hobbies, I played sports and was in musicals. I went to college and obtained a degree in landscape design. At the age of 25, I was introduced to methamphetamine...
I grew up in a loving family that was initially very close. We got together every Sunday for family dinners and that was something that I really looked forward to. However, over time my family disconnected. I feel as though that left a void in my life…
I cannot express enough how happy I am to be spending this coming up holiday and every future holiday free from the hell I had created for me and my family. My mom told me that she feels like she now has her daughter back and this was the best gift I could have ever given her for Christmas. The relationship I have with my family now is beyond great compared to a year ago...
The Holidays Once Saddled by Misery, A New Outlook Brings Joy and Excitement for this Holiday Season
Before my addiction started, holidays were never what they were supposed to be. My dad was addicted to meth basically my whole life. I can only remember a few Christmas’, I do not remember ever trick or treating with my family, we never had family Thanksgiving. My mom tried but there was no money for a Christmas tree let alone presents.
Once I started to become addicted to alcohol, everything changed. My depression took a toll, and I felt totally lost. I felt like I was moving mountains every day just to function and get by. My life was a mess, and I did not know what to do or where to start.
I started using drugs, I had a very unstable and dysfunctional childhood. My dad was addicted to meth and we were constantly getting evicted from our homes because they had no money for rent.
...one day something happened that would severely alter the course of my life. For a variety of reasons, I began taking pain killers. It started off innocently enough, until one day I found myself needing more and more of them.
I grew up a straight-edged kid, drugs always felt dirty to me and I didn't associate with people who used them when I was younger.
Before my addiction, I was always happy and felt healthy. I enjoyed my kids and spending every moment I could with them.