Compassionate Love Radio: Combatting Stigma with Stories
(c)2016 Nancy Virden, Always the Fight Ministry
Show #11 – Addiction Part One
WARNING: Explicit drug references! This is not a show for children!
TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of behavior and addict thought processes; drugs are named
Addicted to Benzos (Benzodiazepines) by age fifteen, Tina’s life continued to spiral out of control. A diagnosis, a questionable doctor, and Borderline Personality Disorder all played a role in Tina’s destructive choices. Tina abused other drugs, drank excessively, smoked pot, and earned a DUI (driving under the influence) charge with its subsequent random drug tests.
That’s when Tina discovered a new drug, one she hoped would keep her out of trouble with the law. She has watched while the use of this dangerous substance has taken its toll on her family, her daughter, and her health. Yet the call to “the fix” is cunning and powerful.
Part one of Tina’s story is raw and scary. Listen with an open heart and wisdom.
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