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Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Sharing can be powerful.

If meth has affected you or someone you care about, speak up. Share a message about what you’ve lost or what you’ve learned. You might just save someone from going down an ugly road.

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The first time I tried meth was 2006 I was 21 years old that was an experience that I didn’t realize would lead to an addiction years later down the road. So I tried it honestly 3 times in 2006 and probably would have tried it more but the dealer I knew got arrested shortly after my 3rd try in 2006 then in 2011 the same dealer came to my reservation in South Dakota and my addiction started and didn’t stop until I lost everything and everyone in my life that means the world to me but my parents love and care so much that they put involuntary commitment orders on me in Pennington county which was state side and on CRST which was tribal land but could be federal charges so I ran away to Minnesota rather than facing reality but 2 months later I woke up sober and realized that I was only killing myself and only hurting my kids and husband than started remembering all my good, positive, and fun memories with my children and husband it had brought me to travel home to CRST and voluntarily put myself in treatment for 45 days because I wanted my family back and at first in treatment I thought I would just do it and play the part of pretending to like treatment to get my parents trust and family trust back but then after the second week in treatment I was actually in denial and could think clearly enough to realize what I really wanted which was recovery in my addiction and my family back together and doing my Lakota spirituality back so I started to be honest with myself and find myself slowly but it was a long process as I’m still doing it today and as of August 28th 2016 this year it’s my 2 year sober and clean birthday so you see if we keep sharing and helping others by sharing stories it will make a difference because listening and reading stories helped me and still helping me fight for a good, clean and sober life today. Thank you all for your sharing and support I love you all. I finally have my own house and career plus family and friends who are very supportive and loving plus understanding of me.

Charmagne

I was 10 years old when I got high on pot for the very first time. 13 when I used MDMA. I used meth a few weeks after that. At that time I became an addict for almost 8 long years. Meth took ahold of me. I would shoot a hundred dollars in my arm and lock myself into my room for days. On January 10 this year (2016), I overdosed, nearly killing myself and leaving my daughter behind to fight on her own. Today, I’m proud to become the clean and confident young lady that I am. I now travel with my team of recovering addicts and talk for the anti drug campaign Say No to Meth! We want to send the message to you that recocery is possible! If we can do it, so can you! Say no to meth!

Lexi

Meth took over my life I been too prison. And bk a few time I lost everything through my meth addiction.. I lost my Kidd spouse.. Everything.. I have hit rock bottom until u hit that point in u life u don’t know how it really is.I was in a deep deep fog.. I been clean for 8months and still holding on by a thered.. Its so so hard..I can’t build my life bk together its so hard..some days I just lay in my bed and cry and cry..because I never ever felt so worthless in my whole life.I’m start ing from scratch now..trying to pick up the pieces I lost..

toni