Heather shares the extent of her alcohol and drug problems and describes how this habit affected her daily life.
I guess my perfect day back then would be to have a 40-sack of heroin, an eight ball of coke, and beer and I would combine all those things all the time to make myself feel good, to forget what had happened in my past instead of dealing with it and I know now that I could have killed myself and I didn’t know that.
I thought I was just experimenting and having a good time and it’s crazy that I’m sitting here today because when your heart is beating 200 beats-a-minute that’s not healthy; that’s scary. I could have ended up in a hospital but for some reason I didn’t.
So I started drinking a lot. I couldn’t afford the drugs as much because I had bought a house and I needed to pay my rent. I was always on top of my money situation. I always had money to pay my rent, but I also always had money to go get myself 30-pack.
I found myself not wanting to go to McDonalds because they didn’t serve alcohol and I wanted to drink wherever I went. I found myself not wanting to go the park to play baseball with my friends because I couldn’t bring alcohol there.
I didn’t want to talk to my mom. She was calling me everyday just to see how I was and I would ignore her phone calls.
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