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Drug Rehab Chronicles - One Former Addict's Story - Articles Surfing
Seven years of recovery is a tough road to travel. Kim loves the life she lives now, but this sentiment certainly didn't always ring true. "I had it all, a husband who loved me, two beautiful children, a big house, a great job. I started using drugs when a doctor prescribed painkillers for a back injury that happened while skiing." From there, Kim's life went on a downward spiral, until she found a successful program at www.drugrehabreferral.com.
When the pills she got from her doctor were no longer enough, Kim became involved in something called doctor shopping, going from office to office seeking new prescriptions in greater quantities. But her quest did not end there; she soon turned to street drugs to self-medicate.
Kim's parents and her husband were aware of her addiction and eventually convinced her to seek help by going to a detox facility that was based on the 12-step methodology of recovery. "I wasn't ready to get better," Kim explains, "I met a guy in drug rehab who said that he could get me some heroin once I got out. The minute I was released, he met me outside and I got high in the parking lot." Needless to say, Kim's battle with substance abuse was far from over.
Several rehab facilities later, and with a short stint in jail outside of Houston, Texas behind her, Kim's family finally discovered a successful and effective drug rehab program.
Now tanned and fit, Kim is the picture of health and certainly does not appear to be the kind of person who, for a short period of time, was homeless. "I have so much fun without drugs in my body that I can only vaguely recall the life I led when cocaine and heroin were the most important things in the world to me," says Kim.
Kim is remarried now and shares custody of her two children, who are in their early teens. She works in the field of recovery, helping people find a successful drug rehab programs so they can save the lives of their loved ones, as she herself was saved.
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