Sheri - posted on 01/17/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
I hope I can enlighten a few people on the negative effects of using drugs, and stop some from continuing down that dark path. I myself have used hard drugs for close to 18 years & started doing drugs at the age of 14. It quickly went from just a weekend partier to a full out intervenous user within a very short period of time. I have recently quit all drug use, but will always be an adict. I only hope from all the pain & sorrow I caused throughout my life to others & mainly to my children I can come out on top of all this. I will tell my story to all that will listen & i can asure you if you dont walk away scared of drugs and the life that goes along with it, then theres something not right, & I will then repeat it, untill you understand just how drugs affect you. So many people dont realize that it carries on into your daily life, your job performance, your mothering skills lack untill they just stop, your health dwindles away slowly. You get to where nothing matters execpt that drug. You then sell your sole and become so lost that you cant get out alone.Hopefully you will come across someone that will help dig you out, but the work & commitment to get clean is hard, harder than any other thing you will go through in your lifetime. But let me say this, fight with all your might, fight for whatever reason you tell yourself your fighting for, just fight, cause in the end when you are able to hold your head up and your children hug you & tell you they are glad your home, It makes it worth it. I am enjoying having my daughters in my life after 10 years, and I am also a proud grandma who spends every moment with her little man.