I am 25 years old. There was a time when I was dying from drugs. I wanted to speed up my death, because I was tired of living for a single day with the same goal - to get a dose. During those eight years I lost everything - friends and parents trust, and most importantly - human dignity. I felt so low, that I began to steal and lie. Many times I tried to fight my addiction. My parents spent a lot of time, power and money on expensive medical services, but it was all useless. At the time, I was disappointed in everything and concluded that former addicts simply do not exist. I became totally inadequate, and there was nothing left from my humanity. I am grateful to the social adaptation centre "Independence" where I gained freedom from drugs. Now I am living and helping others to live. I am a happy person with a happy future.
Cellophane bags with glue at adolescence age. Smoking marijuana daily for many years. LSD tablets at disco over the holidays. Heroin for the first time and then without interruption for 8 years. Insane doses. Hospitals. Again, everything from the beginning. Daily thirst for drugs. Theft, affair. Hospitals. Prison. Again, everything from the beginning. Heroin, heroin, heroin. Every day heroin. No friends, no family. Abstinence syndrome. Hospitals. Unsuccessful suicide attempt. Completely ruined man.
And it's all in the distant past. Now everything looks different:
Freedom from drugs. A new view on life. A renewed relationship with the family. Real friends. Loving wife. Goal in life. A great future. Completely happy man.
This is real.
My name is Igor, I am 43. At the age of 39 I had nothing except a sad past, where were just drugs, alcohol and prison. Living that kind of life, it was very difficult to hope for a bright future, and I even did not hope for it. That way of life slowly and confidently led me to grave, where I would get to be, if not for one "BUT". And this "but" was a centre of social adaptation "Independence Balt", which became my salvation and hope for a bright future. Love, understanding and supporting atmosphere that I felt there returned my strength to live and fight. At the moment, I am a free man and I have a wonderful family (my wife eleven years ago finished social adaptation program at similar centre and for twelve years she is living a clear and free life). Recently we had a baby, healthy and strong baby, and today I am really happy and free man.
My name is Evgeny. Once I found out about the centre I went there immediately, because my life had come to a dead end, and I was completely destroyed man.
When I was 13 years old, I started to smoke openly in front of my parents. Then I ended up in adult boys company, where little by little began to drink. Around the age of 15 I tried marijuana for the first time. Then my life began to resemble as rollercoaster or simply put - nightmare. At age of 16 I first tried XTC. At my 17 I got in the prison for the first time. Overall, I spent 5 years in prison for various crimes. I started to use heroin. It drew me, and I began to sell off all my belongings, to rob parents, neighbours and even children. Eventually all close people turned away from me, one after another gave up hope and said: "there is nothing and no one who will help him".
But when I got to the centre, I overestimated my life and created a new scale of values. This was followed by my family's forgiveness, new friends appeared and most importantly – with a help of the centre I got rid of bad habits, got the purpose and saw the meaning of life.
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