14 Years of Hell

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My name is Kat, and I'm an addict. I've been clean since 08/08/2013. I started using the day after I turned 13. I was raped by my father, and at a party the next day, got someone to let me try it. I had never done any drug in my life. I went home, my dad did it again, and I realized I was there physically, but not mentally. So it was off to the races.

By the time I was 19, I had 17 felonies and had OD'ed more times than I could count.  I had become an IV drug user. I got pregnant at 19, kept using, got pregnant again at 24, kept using, was a horrible mother and person. I hated myself.

Finally, I went to a meeting and got a white keytag. I detoxed at a friends house for a week. I got a sponsor, worked the program, got involved. My life is amazing now. I'm a good mom, I'm going to medical school,  have real friends and I'm happy. It's been hard, but worth it.

You don't have to live in hell ever again. I know. I was there. Now I never have to be again.

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    Julie

    August 8, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Thank you for sharing your story with us, Kat. Congrats on your recovery — wishing you all the best.

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    Susan

    August 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Congratulation Kat. I have been in AA for 33 years on Sept 2/14. Life has been good, bad, easy, hard, fun, not so much fun, but the great thing about all those time were that I was alive and sober and clean. Keep up the good w7ork. Don’t quit before the miracle happens………. Susan

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