Casual, even more right life - family, environment, friends. Link to it, which is good, and the same only to a small extent, with the normal child curiosity level about something that is wrong... At 15 years I moved to another area, the "Maskacka". New acquaintances, older than me and with them unconscious passion, which seemingly does not lead to destruction... In 1997 I'm almost 16 years old and feel grown up. Drugs "boom" has not experienced, and the information on it is small, at a level as something distant and inaccessible. Beautiful Hollywood movies with descriptions of positive and spectacular miracles promised by drug use and interest in adult life, created for me a curiosity and willingness to try drugs. "Between life and death". I started with that I tried to smoke weed. Pretty fast and strong, within 10 months, I caught its "taste", so I needed more, and more. This was followed by brave and unconscious steps to more serious drugs. It is worth mentioning that the belief that I could quit at any time, did not leave me. As a result, almost 12 years, I was addicted to the use of heroin. It is difficult to fully describe the "horror" scope of my life – overdose, situations when almost, and you are no longer there. The destruction of yourself and all that are around - relatives, friends, acquaintances - almost all turned away, ruined health and the absolute hopelessness. Faith to normal life remained, but how!? It seemed that this is it! What to do, where is the way out? I already did not know, did not understand. I tried a lot of different clinics, ampoules, detoxification etc. All for nothing! I was tired and lost. The way out - in the form of small business card, thrown in 2006 in my mailbox, tossed on my shelf for about a year. In another moment of despair, I dared to call. I still remember that voice - full of joy, energy and who unwittingly inspires hope: "You can live otherwise! You definitely need to stop right now, you can not continue in this way". Taking into account my blunt state of existence, a new hope flashed for something bright. Shortly thereafter they came after me. Since then, it has been more than 5 years. Now I live an interesting, wholesome and rich life - institute, sports, business, travelling, nice people and friends around me. Scary to imagine what would have happened if there was no small card with the rehabilitation centre phone number. I consider it a great privilege - to be among the people who once gave me a helping hand, and together with them to help those who are "broken" to return to a happy life!
Меня зовут Андрей. С 15 лет я начал употреблять легкие наркотоки. Примерно через год я попробывал героин. За время употребления наркотика я потерял семью, друзей, здоровье, доверие и человеческий облик. От меня отвернулись все, я потерял себя и смысл жизни. За время употребления я пробывал лечиться, но не что мне не помогало. Однажды мой знакомый предложил мне пройти курс социальной адаптации в центре Neatkariba-balt. Пройдя программу лечения я вернул всё то что было потерянно за годы употребления.
Hello! My name is Agris, I am 31 years old, of which 10 years I was using drugs. Over these years I have lost friends, family trust, as well as family itself. There were no one who need me, even the closest people that I loved, turned away from me. I did not know what I have to do and where to go. One day my future wife called and offered the following: "Do you want to change your life?" She gave me the organizations "Independence Balt." address and phone number. Thanks to this organization, I was able to deal with my problem. I am very grateful for this place and the people who helped me. In my life appeared goals, as well as a desire to help the people with addiction problem.
My name is Lina, I was using drugs for 7 years. During this time my son Nikita was born. At first, when I just started to use drugs, it gave me pleasure, but the time came when everything around me began to crumble and fall to pieces. I lost my job, and for the next dose I was able to sell even my mother. And once for that kind of behaviour, my mom just drove me from home, and my life had come to a situation where I had to decide - if I'm fighting this problem or living on the street. In Lithuania, for a single mother with a small child on hands to fight such a situation was difficult. And one day I remembered of a man who once told about social adaptation centre in Latvia, where they can help me to deal with my problem and that there would accept me with a child. I did not think for a long and decided to come. I do not regret that decision for a moment. My and baby son life changed drastically. Now we have a future, and all the necessary conditions to develop. We are very grateful for this place, here we are at home.
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