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  • Feb

    Abusing Meth to Relieve My Depression

    Abusing Meth to Relieve My Depression

    Hello! I am Alexdee and I'm an addict (recovering). I'm 21 years old. I live with my Mother, Father, and 15 year old brother. I live in the San Gabriel Valley in California.

    I teach a computer class to elementary school children at a summer day camp, and go to school full time. I'm finally getting my driver's license, which is a huge step for me.

    I used meth since I was 17. I started out as a "recreational user", using only once every couple months. Then, last summer my boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me. It was devastating. I became really depressed and eventually I got a little wild. I started hanging out with all my using friends. I would get high every chance I got. I eventually started buying it every once in a while. I became really good friends with this girl who sold it, so it was pretty much free all the time. I got totally strung out, and obsessed with the weight loss. I got speed bumps really bad, and completely ruined my skin. I now have hundreds of scars all over my body from constantly scratching my itching skin. I lost so much weight, I looked really ill. My mom thought I was bulimic, the whole time I was using. Basically I had all the typical symptoms and side effects of a heavy meth user, the hallucinations and paranoia, the depression and hopelessness. Eventually I had a pretty huge wakeup call and quit using. I have been clean for about 8 months. I am so proud of myself for getting away from that mess.

    Moose is my boyfriend. He is also a recovering addict. His recovery hasn't been quite as smooth a ride as mine. While dealing with co-dependency issues. I realized how devastating meth and its affects can be. I want to try to help as many people as possible understand this tragic epidemic. My story was 4 pages long, and grouped into 3 parts. The last 2 parts have a lot to deal with Moose, so I've decided not to post them at this time. I just wanted to share a little about myself.

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