How Street Drugs Have Affected My Life From Personal Experience to Being Victimized by Other’s Addiction

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Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share about something that is not talked about enough and people aren’t aware of the effects of drugs take on the user and loved ones.

My name is Dani and I am an addict. I have been clean for five years ago but the life that I have lived still stains me and the wishes to escape never leave. When I grew up in different facilities as a minor, I was put on every drug under the Sun. It numbed me and made me a zombie and in a sense that started my whole problem. Even though these medications were prescribed, they took away all my sense of feeling, an escape. I had a prolonged history of abuse and had chronic health problems that caused pain so a doctor started pprescribing pain medication. I immediately loved the feeling of being pain free not only to the physical pain but the emotional pain so doses went up and then I was cut off and got sick. Horribly sick. I felt like I was literally dying. My body hurt so bad that I was crying. I couldn’t stop shaking and my anxiety was through the roof to name some of my symptoms. So I bought pain meds offthe street and this caused a horrible cycle. Without them I worried the sickness would come back and caused me extreme fear but the cost and the effects it had on my family was too much. I had to get help. I wasn’t doing anything illegal to get the drugs but every cent I made went to them to feel better and to be pain free. Then I had enough and said someone please help me. I found a clinic and was seen a few months later and have been clean since. It’s been a tough ride but know I can’t do that to my family ever again. It drives me now but at the same time I understand the illness and the feeling that you can’t stop.

After years of being clean I saw things from a different angle that pushed me to want to stay clean even more and that was the effects of having someone I try to help turn my world upside down due to drugs. I tried to help this person and in the end they stole everything that could fit in a truck valuable to me. Gifts that I treasured and inherited and things I was holding onto for emergency or my children’s college. Anyways this person got away with mostly everything I valued materially. Then I was threatened in so many ways. At first it was hiding things on my property and property damage. Then after reporting to the police I started receiving visitors and people stalking my house day at night. The police weren’t any help and when I did try to go to them it got worse. She has a friend in the police force and didn’t take kindly to me not listening to her threats. This was a year ago and because of all of this, I don’t feel safe to do anything and always have this debilitating anxiety. It was what I needed least during the year I had. It has been unimaginable to deal with but at the same time it has kept me strong still to keep being clean and never making mistakes I made all those years ago. I know this person is sick and even though she has turned my world upside down because of methamphetamine, I still pray for her sobriety and for her 4 children she has left behind because of this.

Sorry for the rambling guys but I received another call fromher last night and it’s been on my mind about how much it has effected me and maybe by sharing my experience will help someone. Drug addiction hurts all that are involved and I pray if anyone is will going through similar problems that they will persevere. We are all in this thing called life together.❤ I’m here for anyone whom might need someone to just vent to or whatever even if it’s not about addiction. Much love to you guys always!

*Review: The Book of Highs: 252 Ways to Alter your Consciousness Without Drugs by: Edward Rosenfeld~5 stars*

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I want to thank NetGalley and Workman Publishing Company for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Synopsis: Some people may call it consciousness, mindfulness or even getting high but we all seek a way to alter our consciousness in some way or fashion. This book gives details on 252 ways you can alter your mind without the use of drugs. This book is an updated version of The Book of Highs written by the same author back in the 70s after psychedelic drugs were made illegal. This non-fiction book has different facts on different ways you can alter your conscious mind such as; tantric sex, self hypnosis, certain devices, different types of music, meditation, laughing and sleep deprivation.

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 trippy stars! I didn’t pick up this book because I’m a druggie or anything like that I just wanted to learn something new. I’m glad I recieved this ebook! When I downloaded it today I figured why not just browse a few pages but I ended up reading the whole book in one sitting. I’m usually a fiction lover all the way but am glad I opened my horizons and read The Book of Highs. I have always been fascinated how the mind works and with a Psychology degree I always want to learn more about the human mind and thoughts. So I put my mysteries and fantasy books aside for a few hours and devoured this non-fiction book. I think this is a great book if you are open minded and looking to learn something new. I enjoyed that the book didn’t ramble on about the different topics. I felt this book gave me the right amount of information and was a fun read!