Victim of Drug Addiction
I think that as people we judge to harsh, to quickly; rather than actually putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes. We look at a bum and think to ourselves, ‘he’s too lazy to get a job,’ when really his story could be much deeper, he could be a Vietnam Veteran who has PTSD and no one thought to get him treatment. Or another stigma we often have is looking at a person who has a substance dependency and calling them a drug addict or a criminal. What if we looked passed the front cover and actually read the book before we judged? Sadly, a woman right in Egg Harbor Township has fallen victim to drug addiction, a disease so severe we often don’t ever understand it’s consequences until it’s too late.
For a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and beloved family member, they are in mourning. A body that was discovered on January 5, 2014, has been identified, the body identified was of a woman who left her 3 daughters and husband; moved to Atlantic City, NJ and worked at motels to earn money to support her habit and also for a place to stay. No one in their right mind would want this type of life, but this is the severity of what addiction does to one’s mind; you can no longer think clearly, you hate yourself but you can’t stop what you’re doing. This is why it’s important that if someone you know and love comes to you, asking for help, get it for them as soon as possible. The window of time is often too small to wait, but often enough it’s the challenge of finding a facility that meets their needs. Before it’s too late, get information regarding your recovery. Don’t let another day pass by, reach out and call: 800.751.7575, Treatment Works!