David 33, benzodiazepines addiction
I have to say that I was never a typical addiction prone person, if there is such a thing. My life, before addiction, and following drug detox program was not unhappy. I had a happy, carefree childhood. I was raised by my grandparents, since my parents worked abroad. I rarely saw them. I could do whatever I wanted. I used to get in problems and fights a lot, but it was all part of growing up. When I was 14, my friend brought me hashish. It was the first time I saw it and tried it. It relaxed me so much and It made me careless. I loved that feeling so I consumed it often. I even found a book on how to grow it myself. My friend and I tried growing it but we failed.
When I was 15, my parents took me with them abroad to live there away from my friends. I was angry and I didn’t speak to them for 3 months. I skipped school, since I was teased. I also fought with other kids, to defend myself. I met some friends from the neighborhood and they were good to me. They occasionally sniffed or snorted cocaine, so I started doing that, too. I also injected cocaine with a needle. One day changed everything. We were all at my place, five of us. We were playing videogames, and injecting drugs every 10 minutes. My friend brought us something new to try, so we all did. After a while I noticed her sleeping. I took her in my arms and put her in the bed, not noticing that she wasn’t breathing. In the morning, when we checked up on her again, it was too late, she was dead. I was terrified and it made a mark on me. Since then, I developed a fear from a needle, but unfortunately not for drugs.
I decided to quit on my own. Stop with drugs once and for all. Crises were painful so I took benzos to ease the pain. And that’s how I got hooked to benzodiazepines.
Now I have a girlfriend I love, a stabile relationship, and I want to get rid of my addiction. She signed me up for this clinic to get the treatment, and I own it to myself and her to become healthy again.