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.
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!
Page 3 of 10
© Community Neatkarība Balt, 2010
Web page development CubeCity.lv