I Never Looked Back

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I dealt with addiction my whole life.  First it was anorexia, then weed and speed.  It escalated to narcotics: cocaine, heroin, freebase.  When I was 33, I finally realized if something didn't change - and change fast - I was going to be a good looking corpse.  A well educated nurse in San Francisco saw what I was and helped me.  Another counsellor saw what I was and steered me to my first Narcotics Anonymous meeting.  I've never looked back.  My life is totally different now.  It hasn't been all that easy, but my life is mine.  I'll have 29 years clean and sober next week.

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    Megan Fritz

    June 30, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Congratulations on your recovery, 31 years is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

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    Julie

    June 30, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Thank you for sharing your story with us, Anne. Congrats on 30 years clean today.

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    AddictionMyth

    June 30, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    I’m not thrilled about this ‘birthday’ thing which seems to come from AA. If you don’t want to use then don’t use and congrats on your ‘sobriety’. But please stop trying to convince others that if they use again they will surely die. Because that’s not true, though the belief itself can be deadly.

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