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Hanging on to LIFE!!!

by Jerry
(Tulsa, Okla.)

My name is Jerry, I'm from Tulsa Oklahoma. I have posted a few stories about my addiction and the bad things that have come with my addiction.

Today I'm going to share with you all a very harsh and true reality of drug addiction. This has really touched home for me, too close to home. I know a lot of you, myself included have said that "I" have my addiction under control, that nothing bad will happen, "I" can quit anytime "I" want.

Just the other day, Wednesday March the 8th to be exact. My nephew called me and asked if him and his new girlfriend could stay with my wife and I just long enough for them to save some money and get their own place. I said sure no problem, because I'm always going to help out family for sure no matter what.

The first night they were here it was obvious they were high, on ice. Me being an addict I knew what was up, but I didn't say anything about it. I was in my garage making picture frames, just to keep myself busy so I didn't get into trouble myself, using that as a therapy tool for my own addiction.

Anyway, it was about midnight and she was freaking out telling me that there was two cops knocking on my front door. I didn't hear it but she was convinced there was, so I go look out the peep hole and didn't see anything. I opened the door to make sure and even walked outside to look. I got her to calm down and told my nephew that she needed to chill out because I just discharged a five year prison sentence in December last year and on a year probation and didn't need the attention.

My wife and I went to bed and about three a.m. they both came knocking on my bed room door and she was saying that the police was surrounding my house, which wasn't happening, just a hallucination from the ice. Next day we found out that she was a thief, got fired off her job for stealing money out of people's purses. We told him she had to go, so my wife took them somewhere and dropped them off.

We both tried to convince him to get away from her because she was bad news that he was more then welcome to stay at our house as long as he needed to, without her. He chose to stay with her. Yesterday the 12th they called me saying they needed a ride away from the motel they were at cause they got kicked out for whatever reason is unclear to me cause I didn't really ask.

I talked to my nephew and he told me were they were so me and a buddy of mine went to pick them up. It took about 15 minutes to get there and in that time they got into it and he walked off, just down the road, I could see him were he was at. I started to put things in the car and it would barley fit into my buddy's small car. He called her and asked what was up and she told him what I said, which was that we would have to take and put their stuff in my garage and come back to get them.

In the 20-30 minutes it took me to get back home and unload the car my wife called me and said he was DEAD... I told her there was no way I just seen him and she said they thought it was an overdose. He has ice and other drugs in his system, he sounded fine to me when I talked to him I told her. Come to find out he strangled himself in attempt to commit suicide. He is now on life support clinging on to life. The doctor said IF he makes it the next 72 hours he will either be brain dead or have brain damage, unknown how bad.

Please take this to heart and really dig deep inside yourself, and take a big look at your life and ask yourself, is my addiction worth losing my life over. Please remember it's not just your addiction, it's everybody that LOVES you... it's their addiction also, because they are going through it with you!!!!


Jerry

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So very sorry!
by: Debbie Wicker

Hi Jerry,

I'm so very sorry about your nephew, words seem very inadequate for such a sad and devastating situation. Drugs do so quickly rob us of everything. I certainly hope that someone reads your story and begins to take steps to end their addiction because of it.

Again, my condolences to you and your family and I will pray for you as you travel through this difficult road.

Debbie

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