EX-Drug User & Lonely Mom

Sheri - posted on 01/17/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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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.

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Kelly - posted on 01/28/2010

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My name is Kelly and i'm an ex user, but i'm still an addict. I was 14 yrs on heroin and cocaine 4 around 6yrs. I would say it is the hardest thing i've ever had 2 stay away from. Well it was 4 the first year. But now i just take every day at a time and my daughter (who was brought up with my mum 4 the first 7yrs of her life) and me have grown very close again. I would just like 2 say thanx 2 everyone who has supported me. Especially my mum who never gave up on me. And if anyone else is struggeling 2 get/stay clean then go on mathadone or go 2 a rehab. The same thing doesn't work 4 everyone, but if your serious 2 get clean then ask your doctor or councillor and they'll give you advice. Good luck 2 everyone who knows someone or who is a drug user and is needing or wanting help. If anyone would like 2 talk more my msn is kellylee-123@hotmail.co.uk or i'm on FB Kellylee Aitken Glasgow.

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Paula - posted on 01/17/2014

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Im so happy for u I f only my daughter would do the same . I wish u the very best and hold yr head up high. You gave me hope for my daughter. Good luck

Ted - posted on 01/03/2014

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Sheri give u sum money for drugs . If u tell me is r daughter poop soft or really creamy slippery

Lena - posted on 06/04/2012

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Just want to tell you congratulations. The disease of addiction is a tough battle to defeat. I struggled for years with drugs. The day my daughter was born, my entire life changed. She is my saving grace. Holding her in my arms,seeing her smile and laugh, hearing her say "mama", and watching her lift her arms up for me to pick her up as she gives me a kiss is better than any drug or high I've had. I don't know if youu have facebook, but if you get a chance take a look at my profile and read my biography. i think you go under ABOUT ME.

Cynthia - posted on 03/27/2012

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Ahh i want to be where u are right now! we all have our struggles in life. i love my son and he should be enough for me to get my head out my butt and just change me bad habbits. I dont like who i am..angry and irratated all the time. will get back to this convo for sure! I look upto to you! i can do it! :)

Donna - posted on 11/09/2010

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I am trying to stay clean but sometimes temptation is around and I close the door and lock myself away..from it...will it ever end...I know it won't...it is my affliction..I know how it feels and don't want to let take my life again...I am fighting it...don't want it. See what happened to me because of drugs in the link...Mother with a father problem...To those who think of using and the ex is that way, dont.



My babies are MY life...

Ronda - posted on 10/05/2010

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Your story sounds so much like my own..except I sit here in tears as again I have been using a little here and there..damn well knowing where it will lead...Thank you so much for your post..

Barbara - posted on 06/08/2010

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Awesome job! I have a daughter that is an adict and I have really struggled to try and understand what it is that keeps her going back. I know that I cannot ever fully understand it. She still struggles every day and at this moment is pregnant, due in July. She has two other children and actually since she was 15 the only real length of time she has been clean is when she was pregnant. After the babies come she is okay for awhile and then she goes back to using. I know how stressful it is to have children and always seem like you are clawing your way out of the hole, but wish there was another way she could cope. Anyway, take care and you are doing an awesome job :)

ELIZABETH - posted on 05/27/2010

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so i am new to this group i am 24 a mom of 2 my son is 3 and my girl is 2 in june. i have been clean now for 5 years in aug. i am an addict to tonz of stuff but my big prob is heroin and pain pills i still think about them allmost daily and i dream about it to but i have still managed to stay sober thank god and its for my kids and my family o and me lol. i was young when i started using i did it all pot, shrooms, meth, pills, acid, E.. and i gave my mom the hardest time i was a bitch and very mean to her and my step dad who i love now. . i moved out when i was 17 and on to the streets it was a crazy and ya i will say it i and fun . but i did have some scence i guess becuse i decited to get clean and move a 1000 miles away from home and started a hole new life with my husband and had 2 great kids and no one in my town knows who i am or what i have done i love it a fresh start . and i am still young and still alive. addicts will get clean if they want if they dont want to they wont but they are still people who are sick and need love and support more than anyone else dose dont ever give up.

Liz - posted on 05/24/2009

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Respect ya sheri for telling everyone the cold hard facts of being a drug user. I too started smoking pot and mucking around only on weekends but hangin with the wrong crowd at a young age it didnt take long b4 I too was intravenous drug user of heroin. Gosh thinking about what I had put my family through, it upsets me. A cool doc once told me that ya gotta walk through the shit to get out of the other side. It's true too. I am still always on guard. My drug taking gave me nothing good only bad. I now see a doc due to health issues because of my drug use. When i found out I was pregnant though It changed my life forever cause i had been trying to fall preggo for 13 yrs. So my lil man straighten me out. I even stopped smoking ciggis when i was preggo. I'm so happy for u that u now have ur lil girl and congrats on ur grandson. Take care and keep up the good fight mate. Love from down under lizzy

Emma - posted on 04/17/2009

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hi hun hope all ok just read ur story im a single mum was a addicct for 10 years now got a beautiful 4 year old daughter still struggle but got to stay positive 4 kids

Brandy - posted on 04/07/2009

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Quoting Sheri:
Hi Sheri, I was a crack smoker who loved it more than my kids, I also loved my alcohol. It caused such turmoil in my life. I have been clean & sober for almost 8 months now. I belong to AA and am working their 12 step program. It's "One day at a time" for sure....sometimes one minute at a time!!  My 13 yr old still doesn't trust me (I don't blame her) and we have battles on a daily basis. I am quite hopeful things will get better. Thanks



Brandy
EX-Drug User & Lonely Mom

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.





 

Alison - posted on 04/07/2009

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hiya sheri, good on you girl! your welcome too add me as a friend cos i think me and you have alot in common! alison180673@yahoo.co.uk on FB
hope to hear from you soon xxxxx

Liz - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hi my name is Lizzy and I just wanted to say that ur doing a good job.  I too have been a drug addict since I was 18 yrs old, I am now 36 yrs old. I was  until I found out that i was pregnant, then for my sons sake I stopped. I agree with u that it is a battle ya have to fight with day in day out, year after year.  It never leaves us. Sounds like your doing a great job though. 



My lil one is 14 months iold now.  Time sure flies. Take care lizzy from down under.

Judith - posted on 02/08/2009

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Hold your head up with that grandson! I have never used drugs--I rarely drink only on special occasions------but-----my adult son is a shooter. He has been an addict since he was 18-----almost 15 years. He spent 4 years in prison, and he is still an addict. I am not an enabler-----but I am his mother who pays his medical bills and feeds him when he can't feed himself. I hope someday we as a country realize addiction is a medical issue-----as well as a choice.

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