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Hello, my name is Erica. I am a 24 year old mother of 1 daughter who is 8 years old. Obviously this is not the bad in my life. I have been clean for 3 weeks now, it has not been anywhere as hard as I thought. Here is my story:

So, 4 1/2 years ago is when everything started to take a turn for the worst. I was in a car wreck on October 2, 2008 and that’s how my back got injured. I started going to a doctor and a chiropractor. They started me out on 5/500mg Vicodin. From there it just went up. Next it was Percocet 5/500mg. Then it was straight Oxycodone: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, and lastly 30mg. I was first taking them every 6hrs, then every 5hrs, then every 4hrs, then every 3hrs, and at the end every 2hrs. I was taking somewhere around 350mg at the end of my using. I was also taking soma 350mg, which is just as addictive. I loved to abuse my soma more than my oxycodone. I felt like the Soma messed me up way more than Oxycodone. I have Over Dosed on soma a few time. I am lucky that I am still alive and that all my organs still work properly. I got into a ton of legal trouble and now am a convicted felon. I also lost custody of my daughter. My daughter witnessed so much. I took Tramadol during this time too, off and on. During one of these on’s, I had a seizure and my daughter saw the whole thing plus she was the one who called 911. I was having seizures because of drug interactions. Well, three weeks ago today, I decided to go to a detox facility. At this detox center, they started me on suboxym and we had groups every hour and a half, these groups were forty-five minutes long. In these groups I learned so much about myself. This detox center was THE BEST thing that could of ever happened to me. I have been keeping myself really busy. This is a schedule of my week: Monday-: Women’s Bible Study, Tuesday- IOP Group and Celebrate Recovery, Wednesday-volunteer at His Hands, Thursday-IOP Group, Friday- IOP Group, Saturday- I have my daughter all day and night, and Sunday-Church and teach Children’s Church and I have my daughter all day and night, return her to her dads at 9:30am Monday. I am so thankful for the 2nd chance in life I got. I also thank god for everyday that I stay sober. The most important thing that I learned in Detox was that I am a very strong women, am not Co-dependent, and I am a great mom!! I hope that this helps you in your attempt to stay sober. Good Luck!!!!!

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    January 22, 2014 at 3:06 AM

    I have been addicted to pain pills for 10 years now.i want to quite so bad.i have 3 boys and want to be better for them i dnt knw what to do or who to talk to.my husband doesn't understand.can someone please help me.thank you so much.

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    John Quest

    November 27, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Thanks to all three of you ladies! After reading your stories, my computer screen mysteriously got a little blurry. Thank you for sharing. May God bless you.

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    November 22, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Hi Stacy,
    Thank you so much for commenting and telling me your story. I have now been clean for six and a half months in on January 7th I go back to court to find out if I get my daughter back. If you read this,can you please tell me how I find youout email, I'm not sure how to find your email. Congratulations on your sobriety 1 year is a great accomplishment!

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    November 8, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Hi Erica, I'm an addict also.I'm 54 and spent 30 plus years on opiates.One day I was going to get my dope and for some reason or other I ended up at Harbor Light.I was there 3 days and got kicked out for smoking. I wrote a letter and begged that I would detox at home cold turkey if they would let me come back to the program. I did and on Nov.2 2013 I have been clean for one year.
    Three weeks is great but remember to stay away from the ones you hung out with. Follow the program,one day your daughter will be so proud of you and what you have overcome. I was able to attend my daughter's wedding and she gave ME a dozen roses. We have been blessed and now is the time to use these blessings .Good luck to you and if you ever want to talk you have my email.

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