Jordan's Race to Recovery
Organized by: Jordan Wright
I was just 17 years old looking for a way out. My parents was addicted to drugs and alcohol and didn't care about me. I had no support, guidance, or that parental love growing up. I was lost, confused & hurt. I turned to drugs to drown out my feelings and emotions. I used any drugs I could get my hands on. Meth, pills, xanax, etc. I got to where I hated life and used IV drugs. At age 18, I caught 3 criminal charges. I was incarcerated almost the whole year I was 18. They sent me to prison for the first time at age 18. And I got out at 19 years old and then turned back to using IV drugs. I was raped and abused by men. I turned to a sex addiction as well. It was so sad to myself go down this path. I couldn't stop myself. I didn't know how. Finally the drug court program in my area accepted me into their program. I was really bad off and was looking for help even though I couldn't admit i had a problem. I was still getting high and I still used IV drugs in the program and they caught me. I then went back to prison for the second time. I recently got out about two weeks ago. I'm so lost and confused. I need help. I want to live sober and succeed at the drug court program. I want a better life, sober and living right. Im currently 19 and I don't have a home, i have to live in a halfway house. My family are all addicts, so I don't have the right support. Im looking for a job, but havent had any luck. I am struggling with this disease of addiction and need help as much as possible. Im just a young woman who still has my whole life ahead of me. I want to live a normal life. If anyone out there is fighting the disease of addiction, please help me.