Last Christmas I was at Narconon and this Christmas I am decorating the tree with my kids
Norcross, GA (PRWEB) December 21, 2009
Thanks to Narconon drug rehab - for the first time in twenty-three years, Maggie, a self described "heroin baby", is going to spend Christmas with her family and children, clean and sober
When Maggie was six weeks old, her mother, a heroin addict, dropped Maggie off at her Maggie's grandparents house, stating she would return after she went shopping. Maggie's mother never returned, leaving her grandparents to raise Maggie.
Maggie describes a great life with her grandparents -filled with love and Catholic School. She did well as a kid, but at 19 when her grandfather died, Maggie was not prepared to deal with the loss. She turned to cocaine for what she thought would be an avenue of temporary relief. Instead she became addicted and spent 25 years of her life focused on the chase of that next high.
Maggie reflects on her life; "When I was about 25 I started dating a bouncer at a bar. Our whole relationship was centered on getting high. One day when he was very high he robbed his friend’s house. A woman walked in and surprised him and he cut her throat. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. I was pregnant so I married him in prison. I stayed married to him during the 12 years that he was in prison and I got pregnant again.
"Four years ago I started smoking crack cocaine and life really started to go downhill. My husband (now out of prison) left me because of my addiction and took our daughter with him. During the next 4 years, I had only one friend – a crack smoker. I continued to do bartending, but started to get high at work. It had gotten to the point where I was high continuously."
Fortunately, Maggie spent some of her time when she was high on the computer, looking for the right drug treatment program. Though she was not ready to go to treatment yet, she had her heart set on Narconon of Georgia and carried the number around with her for almost a year.
Maggie lost everything and for two days found herself living in her car, still not caring about anything but getting high.
"About 1 am I got a glimpse of myself in the mirror and started to cry about what I saw. I looked so bad that I didn’t even know who that person in the mirror was. I still had the number in my pocket and I knew that I had to make the phone call to Narconon.
"I called and the person answering the phone assured me that she would do everything in her power to help me. She worked with my family so I could arrive to Narconon.
"That was the best phone call I ever made. Last Christmas I was at Narconon for addiction treatment and this Christmas I am decorating the tree with my kids.
"Last Christmas I called from Narconon and promised my kids that all the future Christmases would be good and this year I am keeping my promise."
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