I'm ready for a change!!!

by Jerry
(Tulsa,Okla.)

My name is Jerry. I have battled drug addiction for over half my life. I'm 42 years old and I'm real close to discharge a five year prison sentence. I've had on a GPS monitor for 14 months.

I am having a really hard time staying away from the drugs that haunt me everyday and night. Meth is my demon. I started when I was about 17 and started shooting it at 21 and have been in a constant whirlwind of misery.

I am ready for a change. I am kinda two sided about my discharge, on one hand I'm ready to have this off my shoulders and on the other I don't want it off cause it's me straight. I'm trying my best to stay strong and positive. Addiction is a very strong demon but I am tired of fighting it so I am staying away from it!!! Please pray for me!!!

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I will pray for you!
by: Debbie Wicker

Hi Jerry,

Addiction is a terrible demon and hard to get off of our shoulders. Continuing to aggressively work the 12 steps and actually becoming a sponsor for someone else is a good way to get the support we need.

You may want to ask yourself:

- What step am I working on today? How committed am I to working on the steps and going to meetings daily?

- What can I do to increase my connection with my higher power?

- What support do I need to be able to move though this difficult period and not relapse? Do I have the correct sponsor to give me that support?

These are just some of the questions you may want to consider as you work toward staying sober.

Good luck today and taking it one day at a time and I will pray for you to maintain your sobriety,


Debbie

Thank you!!!
by: Jerry

Debbie, I want to thank you for your kind words and your awesome advise and your kind and caring heart. I'll continue to share my experience with everyone good or bad. Again thank you so much!!!!

Yours sincerely,
Jerry

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