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My Biggest Mistake: Drugs and Alcohol
By * Traviesa *
Tuesday, July 03, 2007

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" did not, really hit me, until the year when my cousin OD'd (overdosed) in a motel room--all alone. She left behind four kids and a husband. Now her kids will never see their mother again."

My Biggest Mistake: Drugs and Alcohol

If I had the choice to choose, again, I would say I would never have tried drugs. It has been the biggest mistake in my life. It has caused me to get locked up, not go to school: It has caused me family problems I could not get out of. I started drinking at the age of 12, It was a “New Year’s Day Party”, and it really did not faze me then. But at the age of 14, after I had been drinking for two years; I passed out at a party and had to go to a hospital for alcohol-poisoning. That was one of three times that I was told at the hospital, that I was allergic to alcohol— but, that did not stop me from drinking.

My drug life began at the age of 13. First, I tried weed, which I smoked everyday! But I got tired of it and tried crystal (methamphetamine). Crystal had such an effect on me; at one-time, I went from 237 lbs. to 173 lbs, during the two years of me using. I tried “E” and coke before, but it was always crystal, weed and alcohol that always got me caught-up. I would get into fights; get dirty piss test; have family problems and the list goes on. But with everything that happened, I continued to use. I was going down the wrong road and did not know how to turn around.

Then one day, I stopped and realized, I was slowly loosing control of my life. Now, this should have been a turning point, but it was not. Because it did not, really hit me, until the year when my cousin OD’d (overdosed) in a motel room--all alone. She left behind; four kids and a husband. Now her kids will never see their mother again. It is a hard thing to stop something that you have been doing for so long, but it was a choice I had to make. I had realized if I even thought about making the choice of continuing to use, I had to ask myself, “Am I willing to deal with the consequences?” And my answer was, “It’s just not worth the high!”

I went back and thought about the first time I used and tried drugs, and tried to figure out what made me use—and I guess it was curiosity. It (drugs) had been around me since I was 10. I guess my curiosity got the best of me. I have had so many horrible experiences; while under the influence; but it took a death to wake me up.

I hope that reading this; will make someone think twice before using. Note. If you need help, there is help out there. Please find someone to talk to, to help you, and that will be there to support you, TODAY! Thanks for reading my story.

Dear Reader: If this story has been of help or a blessing to you, your comments or review would be truly cherished. Thank you.

Copyright © 2004-2009 By Traviesa. All Rights Reserved.             


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Reviewed by * Traviesa * 10/5/2007
hi sis happy late birthday I liked your story. I miss you hope you come to washington soon jazzy sends her love. Did I ever tell you how much she reminds me of you well bye girl mmmmmuwwwwwwwwah.

Candice "TEARZ"
Reviewed by David Perry 9/7/2007
As a former user with nearly 20 years clean (by the grace of God) I want to thank you for the good reminder and encourage you to keep writing. I sense a spark of greatness in you.
Reviewed by Loretta Scott 7/15/2007
Thank you for sharing such an intimate story...your a delightful youth who has found her way; most importantly you have sought to know the GREAT I AM. I am honor to read a touching story and through your honesty you will heal others. God bless you always...and always remember HE is only a heartbeat away. "When all else fails know within in "YES I CAN".

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 7/8/2007
Im glad you did kick it, glad you are still here. Do what your heart tells you and share with all the world.
I saw the drug scene too, but from a different perspective, totaly heartbreaking amid the torture and abuse landed on me whilst I did my job.
Read my TMNT stories, I am finally making a start on a very very painful part of my own life....
God be with you
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/7/2007
good read, well done!!
Reviewed by Mario Chavez 7/5/2007
That is a powerful story. This has the potential to make it into book form. Think about it; this is your outline, the skeleton of your whole story and life! All you have to do now is put the rest into the skeleton making it into a living body of blood sweat and tears, and success.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/3/2007
This message should be shared with as many people as possible particularly school kids. Thank you, Traviesa. Love, peace, and strength to you,


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