From Weed to Crack: A Story of Addiction and Finding Purpose
Whether it be recovery, being sober, how many days you have, it's just a day by day thing. It's really not hard to be a good person now that I'm clean, you know, and I don't have to do those horrible things to get what I need, you know.
In the latest episode of Stories of Addiction, Luke shares his story of addiction from smoking weed to using crack and finding purpose in recovery. Luke, a young and strong football player, had little structure in his early teenage years, which led to his addiction to drugs. At the age of 11, he started smoking weed occasionally, which later developed into smoking it heavily at 13.
When he broke his arm, he was introduced to pain pills, which led to his addiction to heroin and then crack. Luke's addiction was so severe that he would openly smoke crack on the Bart train system in San Francisco. Despite spending a month in rehab, he went back to using drugs, including weed, pills, heroin, and crack. Luke's fifth attempt at rehab was the turning point in his recovery journey.
He realized that he had no purpose and couldn't make anyone happy. He was at his breaking point, and he knew he had to change. Luke's story is inspiring and empowering. It demonstrates that recovery is a day-by-day journey and that being a good person is not hard when you're clean. Recovery is possible, and anyone can achieve it. Listen to the latest episode of Stories of Addiction now here on alcoholfree.com and get inspired by Luke's journey to recovery.