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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.

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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