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‘I was staying at a hotel. My friend had a clean needle, and just like that, I shot up meth for the very first time. My entire world flipped upside down.’: Addict’s powerful story of finally getting clean after hitting ‘rock bottom’

“My mom kept calling me. I ignored her. Next thing I know, I’m waking up to paramedics in my face. I overdosed. If my mom had gotten home 5 minutes later, it would’ve been too late. I would’ve been gone. Something told her she needed to walk home from work the very moment I didn’t answer her calls. Someone was looking out for me.”

‘This is going to hurt.’ I immediately tried to stand up. I could feel the broken bones in my leg.’: Police officer recalls ‘humbling’ addiction journey after on-duty injury, ‘I didn’t set out to be an addict’

“Dispatch put out a call for a collision. I was quickly changing lanes, hell bent on handling my call. I remember the panic setting in. The chaos, the pain. ‘You’re staring down the barrel of amputation.’ I didn’t care. I wanted a fighting chance.”

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