Host: Bob Sharits
Guest: Jeremy Sifuentes, Owner Undecided Apparel
Topic: Stories of Recovery
Stories Of Recovery – The Way Out Recovery Hour - July 10, 2017
“Asking for help is the first step in a wonderful journey,” Bob Sharits said. “I don't get the Monday blues, I get the Grateful Mondays.”
For someone that hasn't been through addiction and recovery it is hard to put into words the experience and what you go through to get through it and come out on the other side.
I feel into a routine with my addiction, Jeremy said. I would go to work, get out of work then immediately call my dealer and spend the rest of the night on drugs and barely sleep. Then maybe get an hour of sleep in and do it all over again
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"At one point after years of abuse to myself, i felt dead," Jeremy said. "That I had no more living to do. And that is when I called my dad and told him my story, the whole story. From using since I was 14, and at that time I was 22."
"I was sick and tired of being sick and tired," Jeremy said. "I was going through a lot in my life and a lot that weighed on me was my parents getting divorced."
In the recovery community and treatment center we talk a lot of "stressors" in our life, Bob said. What is it that causes us to use or what impacts us in our life that we are escaping in a sense from.
Almost 100 percent of drug use starts at the ages between 12-17. There are the normal teenage stress you are dealing with and other factors that add to that and what happens in addiction is that your stress level rises and if you have healthy stress relievers in your life you are great. However not everyone does and often the choice of using drugs to cope with that stress arises.
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