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Struggling with addiction

June 4, 2013
The Daily News

EDITOR:

My name is Kelvin. I've been struggling with addiction since I was 13 years old and as a result of my addiction, as the years passed, my addiction progressed. Beginning with marijuana.

I never that it would lead to a lifetime of addiction. But it lead into myself doing more dangerous drugs of every kind until I finally found myself using I.V. drugs of every kind I could find.

Through the years I lost everything. My family, friends and myself. Spirituality became a thing of the past, and the more my addiction took over the farther God was in my life.

Anyone who thinks marijuana is a recreational drug that won't lead to other more dangerous drugs is in denial. It is a drug that leads to low self esteem and life itself.

I could write a book about my life and my addiction, but that isn't the purpose of this letter.

I want every drug addict to know that help is available, but only through a true desire to want and seek the help.

I finally found my tools and for the first time in my life I realize I'm a good person and deserve a good life.

I have realized and found that life since I was accepted into the Alpha Omega Rehabilitation home several months ago and have experienced unconditional love and support from the staff here in Iron Mountain.

I have been clean and sober for 7 and 1/2 months now and am experiencing true happiness for the first time in my life.

I would like to applaud the community for making this program a reality and for their continuing support. And I would like to extend my appreciation to the staff for helping me become myself and a good person who finally likes myself.

Kelvin Pepin

Resident of Alpha Omega

Iron Mountain

 
 

 

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