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Monica Shares How Telling Her Story Has Helped Her Battle Drug Addiction (VIDEO)

 
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Monica discusses how sharing her story has helped in her fight against drug addiction.

Monica:
Well, sharing my story was really my support group because it keeps my addiction right out there in front of me, and if I do that then I won’t go back to using. You know, I have utilized the AA and NA and different groups like that, and they are very helpful. They are wonderful groups, and I encourage a lot of people to go to those.

I also did a lot of one-on-one therapy and worked on a lot of issues that I needed to work through–the abuse, being molested by a neighbor, you know, for about three years of my life. That’s what a lot of addiction is based around abuse–verbal, physical, sexual.

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so wot was ur final strw monica? Im lying 2 my family who think i stopped drug abuse 2008 - but i havent i juz 'control my addiction' now i was abused by my uncle but i was also in the army for 10yrs and ive got PTSD and the psychiatrist labelled me bi-polar but im not. Well the reason i abuse substances is 2 make me 'feel happy' as the anti-psychotic respiradone has changed my hormone balance and im flat - the lowest u can get and i just want 2 tell me mum but i knw my life is a lie and i dont want 2 admit that - i feel like a faliure as i got a back injury in the army an thus ended my careera dream - i dont feel worthy of being on this planet and i go 2 sleep each night and i ask not 2 wake up, but i do im soul destroyed!!xx

July 28, 2011 - 11:00am
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