I was born and grew up in a normal family. Parents wished me the best. But street school seduced me more than parents' house. Street taught me how to smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs. At eighteen I began to use intravenous drugs. For that I was in need of money, so I started stealing. It ended up in jail. I tried to stop taking drugs on my own, with the help of parents and doctors, but it was all useless. After a short time it all started again - drugs, theft and prison. It lasted for 18 years. I became a completely destroyed man. I lost everything and was alone with my problems, because everyone had turned away from me. From acquaintances I found out about social adaptation centre "Independence" and had decided to go there. In the centre I gained freedom from drugs and changed the way of thinking. This helped me to start a new life. Thanks to the centre!
I was born in 1980. From adolescence I constantly got into trouble. In a group of addicts I met with marijuana and then wanted to try everything else. Soon I started to use heroin. I very quickly lost all the people close to me, health and self-esteem. For 14 years I was unable to find any way out of this pit. But finally I found it in the centre of "Independence Balt.". Here I regained all that were lost - friends, health, self-esteem. The key in life is to make the right decision and it can completely change!
I was one of many people who do not live, but exist. One of those people to whom the time of day and seasons does not exist. My name is Evgeny, and a great period of my life was simply stolen. I was a drug addict and the drugs were my sense of life. In the first stage, I tried to control drug use, but in fact they controlled me. My life rolled down the hill, collapsed relationship with relatives and loved ones and started trouble with the police. I realized that I can not change anything by myself. Doctors could not help me, even I spent a lot of money and time for the treatment, but without results. When I found out that there is a centre where it is possible to get rid of the addiction, that there are free people, I could not believe it. The way out from addiction seemed to me impossible. After some time I decided to try and went there. This, what I have told, became a reality in my life when I completely finished the recovery program at the centre. Today drugs are in my past. Not a minute regret that once I made the right choice.
My name is Vyacheslav, I am 24 years old. For 7 years I was dependent on drugs. I grew up in a well-disposed family, and until 16 I was engaged in sports, playing football and studied very well. At age of 16 I tried soft drugs. At the time it seemed to me that there is nothing terrible in it. About for a half the year I tried all the drugs I knew. After a year I smoked weed and used ecstasy. After another year heroin came into my life. During this time, my life completely collapsed. I robbed my parents; lost all friends, confidence and belief that I have something that could help. I had been sent abroad for many times, but nothing helped. In the end, I was at the very bottom. I did not have home. I lived in a stairway and was completely destroyed man. When I got to the centre of social adaptation "Independence", my life completely changed. I gained freedom from any kind of addiction, I have changed the way of thinking, improved relationships with family, appeared a lot of friends, there was purpose in my life, and most importantly - hope that I have a future. I am thankful to the centre and the people who helped me to change.
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