I started using recreational drugs when I was in college. At first it was just smoking pot and drinking socially, then I started doing cocaine at parties with my friends. I couldn't get enough of it though, I'd wake up and do a line before I even gotten out of bed.
I was able to graduate college and I got a job as an editor, although my life was completely unmanageable. I had maxed out all my credit cards and alienated all of my friends. My paranoia started to get out of control. I was convinced e veryone was out to get me. I began isolating myself, I stopped eating, I hated what my addiction was doing to me but I just couldn't stop.
I was doing things I would never do and then one day, I heard about Freedom From Addiction. I decided to make the call and spoke with an Administration counselor. I was able to get sober and stay sober, I'm now 3 years clean and back at school working on my Master's to be in a licensed social worker.
I want to share my story and help others, show them that it is possible to break the cycle of addiction. There are people out there who care and will lend a helping hand, all it takes is making one simple phone call.
* This story was submitted voluntarily to share hope and inspire others. This story is of their own experience and does not represent the point of view of Freedom From Addiction. Freedom From Addiction believes recovery is a personal journey and peoples experiences vary.
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