I was feverish all the time. To me, it was like a cup of coffee, only better. His dad was standing in front of us, and beyond him I saw his family waiting; my family was there too. There was absolutely no way in hell I would stop. Apparently, he called the police. And a third, and a fourth.
So when I first used cocaine and it actually helped me do better in school, I was hooked. They introduced me to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.
The counsellors busted me the next morning, and, three days later, my dad put me on a plane home to Toronto. And so, for a while, everything was great—a shallow and reckless parade of party people. I believe that with a lot of work, anyone can turn their life around.
I knew it, but I continued. The more you have it, the more you take it. I prayed, I meditated, and if she had told me to stand naked on theI would have done it.
It burned my mouth and eyes, but the shock would do the trick: I had always assumed that drugs and alcohol were my problem, and that everything would be okay as soon as I got sober.
I hoped I might find a career as an actress—who knows who I would meet at a treatment centre in California? I was even more miserable sober than I was when I used.
Throughout this time I still felt on top. It was no easy journey. My name became front-page news highlighted by lurid references to drugs, diversion, and criminal activity. I checked myself out after a few days.
Or snorting an entire gram in a single line.Growing up with addicted parents, Savannah struggled with depression, disordered eating, and substance abuse. Now three years sober, she's begun a new life. If a cocaine addict hears one or two cocaine addiction stories that are either similar or hopefully, much worse than his or her own story so far, these stories can provide some much-needed reassurance that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
A Personal Story of Addiction I cannot tell you my name, or where I live, or even the specialty within which I practice medicine. I cannot do so for I have been shamed, embarrassed, and at times stigmatized.
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