#11: 8 Months Clean
I was in such a dark and broken place that I never thought I could get out of. I was contemplating taking my life because I could not bare the pain anymore. My life was driven by fear and not wanting to look at myself. I decided that I am either going to end it all or pick myself up and start fighting for the peace and happiness that I deserve. Asking for help was the best thing I could have ever done. I surround myself with strong women, work with a sponsor, and take suggestions!!!! There are so many amazing gifts that sobriety has to offer! Do not give up before the miracle happens!
#12: 1 Year Clean From Heroin
They tell you all the scary stuff, but the scariest thing they don’t tell you is that you are gonna love it. You’re gonna love it so much, and it will trick you because you just think, ‘Oh this is nice, it’s not that big of a deal.’ I thought it was a blessing because I could focus in school. I did some pretty bad things. Things I would have never imagined myself doing, but it just escalates and escalates. That desperation, and the way that the drugs make you feel… It doesn’t even matter at that moment what you do, you just have to get money any how, any way, to get your dope. My own family didn’t even know who I was anymore. I didn’t even know who I was anymore. Now I don’t feel this constant pressure to have to go out and do something or be somebody that I’m not. I can just focus on being me.
#13: 5 Years Clean From Heroin
Jeanette was caught stealing to fund her addiction. Despite having 174 previous convictions, Fidler escaped jail after insisting that she had beaten her addiction after completing a drug recovery programme. The mum-of-two completed an eight-week stint in rehab and has now been clean for 5 years.
#14: 90 Days Meth Free
I wanted to show people the effects of what meth can do to you and hope to inspire some people who are in addiction or in the process of recovery like I am. No, I’m not proud of the fact I used to do meth. I didn’t even realize how disgusting I looked while I was using until after I got clean and realized how awful I looked. Im 5’4 tall and was 110 lbs in the first picture and now I’m at a healthy weight of 130 and proud of it. I just remember seeing others going about their normal lives wondering if I would ever have the ability to live a serene life clean and free of meth – anyone who has been addicted knows exactly what I mean by that. I truly wish the best for anyone trying to beat this nasty addiction… And just know there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
#15: Didn’t Only Get Rid Of Drugs He Also Got Rid Of Food
#16: 5 Years Clean From Meth
I got hooked for a number of reasons. Meth is extremely addictive by itself, but I also have a genetic predisposition to addiction and OCD, which makes using stimulants “scratch and itch”. I was able to get sober through attempting to get sober, as weird as that sounds. I kept trying and trying until finally I just did. To be more specific about what I did to get sober, I went to meetings, I enlisted the support of those around me by admitting my problem and acknowledging that I was trying to quit, I got private therapy, I started working out/running and I got involved and obtained commitments at sober events so that my attendance would be expected and that helped me to develop a support network of other sober people.
#17: 9 Months Meth And Heroin Free
I was strung out on meth and heroin. I had been getting high for 7 years and shooting up for about 4. I was running around with a gang. Not everyone believes in God, but I do now. He has done so much for me, I’ve only been out of these ministries for about 1 1/2 months and I’ve already begun working at a transitional home to help other people who need a place to stay and someone to believe in them. I want to thank God for saving me from the terrible shroud of darkness I was in, and showing me true happiness. If you or anyone you know is struggling with drug addiction here is proof it can be done!
#18: One Year Meth Clean
I was going to jump off the bridge because I’d had enough of the lifestyle of being high, being homeless, having nowhere to go and being completely unhappy. Now I have real friends. I talk to my family a lot. I’m gaining relationships back. I can show up. I can show up in life. I can be a friend; I can be a brother, a son. I can be an uncle and those are all things that I value and all things I couldn’t do before.
#19: 106 Days Clean
#20: 147 Days Clean From Meth
We both started smoking ice in 2012 just after we were married. We already had 3 beautiful kids together and had everything, jobs, cars, a mortgage, a dog. And then ICE came and destroyed that, I was 20yrs old than. We lost it all but my children although I think I came close. We smoked for the next 2 years than started injecting. We moved from NSW to WA to try escape but that’s when it got worse. I had to make the choice between drugs/my husband or our children. He was not ready and I couldn’t do anything so I left him and came home to NSW with my kids. 2 weeks later he ended up in prison. On August 5th 2014 I decided to get clean and stay clean. I’m now almost 5 months clean and have my own house again, have my dog again, have my own car again, and have my children and my health, both mental and physical. Everyone who knows what I have been through these past 3 years tells me I’m looking fantastic and they are proud of me for making the change.
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