Ending the stigma society has about addiction!
Please read this. I need help so I can help others.
Hello, my name is McKayla. Thank you for reading this. I am going to put an end to the stigma society has put on addiction. I am from Skidmore, Tx. My mom is a recovering drug addict. I have seen addiction up close and personal and I have seen recovery up close and personal.
I know that this disease affects more than just the addict. Unless we can get addicts into treatment they will continue to die and their loved ones to suffer. I believe that we have to remove the stigma from the word addiction in order to make it easier on addicts to seek help. Once in treatment we can help them get to the root of why they self medicated and treat them properly.
We need to get to the root of why they self medicate. We have to find the underlying mental disorder they are suffering from. The same disorders that millions of people get treatment for without shame.
Depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and PTSD and a host of other mental disorders addicts are suffering from and choosing to self medicate. I am enrolling in the nursing program at my local community college. Once I am in the medical profession I plan to use my voice to change the way addicts are perceived.
I can and I WILL remove the stigma placed on addiction so that another million people will not die of this disease. I was wondering if your foundation could help me out financially in any way. I am unable to get financial aid and I was not awarded any of the scholarships I applied for.
All I want to do is help people like my mom. I have seen what recovery can do for an addict and those who love them. I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask. I'm just trying to find a way to get in college so I can save millions of people. I can provide you with any information you need.
Please, if there is any way you could help me financially, or just point me in the right direction for some help I would greatly appreciate it. I only want to help millions who are suffering. I’m sure I will be rejected, but I’m trying anyway because I WILL make a difference.
Thank you so much for your time if you are still reading this.
High School Senior
P.S. I promise you, I WILL remove the stigma society has put on addiction. I will never give up!!