Narcotics Addiction Stories

Narcotics Addiction Stories are Important

In meeting and working with Narcotics Addiction recovery patients over the years I have found that one of the most important aspects of their recovery is having the opportunity to share their story, their life experience.

Narcotics Addiction stories don't often have a happy ending but what ever the ending sharing them is helpful.

A former teacher of mine is a psychotherapist, who always talked to us about getting to the "essence of self" when helping people tell those all important Narcotics Addiction stories. It is the essence of self that drives the person's perceptions and creates meaning in life. Your Narcotics Addiction stories are important. You are not alone and maybe there is someone who will benefit from you sharing your experience. We encourage you to gather your thoughts and share them with us.

A few Narcotics Addiction stories

Here are a couple of Narcotics Addiction stories that describe the process of recovery. We’re hoping that you will share your stories with us as well so that others can learn from your experiences.

Many people tell us that it helps them to read others drug addition stories because they understand what they've gone through a little better. Many times therapy sessions are simply a place where people come and share their Narcotics Addiction stories.

You may find that sharing your Narcotics Addiction story anonymously is the first step toward dealing with Narcotics Addiction.

All Cracked Up!
by Tracey
(Franklin, KY)

My name is Tracey

I am 48yrs old. I was a crack addict approximately 15 years. I started at 17 smoking marijuana and drinking. As I got more involved with older men, I began snorting coke and lacing marijuana almost on a daily basis.

To make a long story short, it seemed that the men I chose were abusive and also strung out on some type of substance. Had 2 abusive and failed marriages. During my 2nd marriage I had quit doing drugs for 10yrs but when the love of my life cheated on me and started abusing me, I wanted to get revenge so I started back on drugs and I was more vicious and more dangerous and did not care who I hurt. What is really came down to is I was only hurting myself. I literally was destroying myself.

I had a praying mother and aunts and sometime my mother would show up (we lived about 45 minutes apart), and would minister to me(when I would allow her to). Believe it or not, the Lord started dealing with me Himself and I had no other choice but to return to my hometown, a place I hated. My mother told me one day, Tracey, you have got to want more.

I finally called her sister, who is a pastor and ran a women's home and church, but she took me home with her for a year and I had to go to church when she went(which was all the time), but that was my rehab.

Jesus saved me!

When I chose to have a personal relationship with Jesus, he delivered me and is still delivering me from me. I have been clean for about 12 years now, happily married to an ordained minister who loves the Lord and me. Currently attending University of Phoenix, majoring in Psychology.

I have a good job, making more money than I ever have in my life. I love paying my tithes instead of giving a drug dealer my money. I refuse to buy another drug dealer a house when I can buy myself one. I refuse to buy another drug dealer's child shoes when I have 3 grandsons of my own I can buy shoes for.

I channel my financial blessings in other areas, such as helping people in areas where they need help. There is a lot more to this story. I just gave you the highlights. But if you really want to be delivered, you can and will be. I declare it in Jesus name. Amen

16 and selling myself.

I was 13 when i started smoking pot, 15 when i started doing e and 16 when i started doing prescription drugs with all the speed, coke and e i could find.

About two weeks after i started eating pills i was selling myself to get more. I stole everything i could from my parents, i sold myself over and over to different men for drugs and i was homeless for almost a year.

In a flash i was staying awake for 10-11 days and doing things to the people i loved the most that today bring tears to my eyes. I stole everything i could get my hands on, i had to shop clothes for 12 year old's and i almost killed myself more than once.

Today, I'm a recovering mom doing my best to take one day at a time and looking back at the person i was and thanking God for bringing me back to earth. I'm proud of the things I'm doing and it's all thanks to the 12-step program.

If somebody out there reads this and has the same problem, please get help before it's too late. I just buried my friend 3 days ago and it's not a joke how quickly this will kill you.

Looking Forward
by: Ned Wicker

The beauty of the 12-Step process is that it brings body, mind and spirit back to wholeness. I am very pleased that you are in recovery and can once again love your children and enjoy your family. You have your life back.

Sadly, there are so many young people who do not believe it is possible to recover their lives, and even sadder that the addiction robs them of their humanity and ability to recognize anything of value in life.

A substance use disorder strips away our ability to reason and understand that we are in so much trouble and you know that all to well. The diseased mind only wants more drugs, regardless of what the addiction does to the person.

I am so very sorry about your friend. That is the unintended consequence of using drugs. The reality of this kind of life is that it leads one way unless it is stopped.

People do not intentionally become an addict, but they become prey to a hungry predator who grabs hold and doesn’t let go. It turns otherwise bright and promising young people into mindless zombies, living on the streets, one fix away from the end of life. You think about what could have been. You mourn the loss of these people.

The people in the 12 Step programs understand what real friendship is about. When you go to meetings, you meet people who are genuine, who care and who will watch your back.

They are people you can count on because they know you and love you for who you are. The unbridled support, the acceptance in a recovery group is like no other.

You are clean and sober now. This is cause for celebration. It’s a life reclaimed. Allow yourself to live and grow. All the best.

and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

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