“I just wanted to fit in with my friends,” he said. It was the start of a rocky journey that Liller, now 40, said took her to many dark places and made her a very different person.
“With a name like Honesty I’ll lie, lie, lie,” he added. But when I was 26, A phone call with his father made him realize the “living hell” his family had experienced. That’s when he decided to seek help.
CNN spoke to several adults who started using drugs as children, but managed to turn their lives around. Here are some of his stories.
“He didn’t have to listen to me.”
When he was in high school, Leller said he experimented with several drugs, including cocaine. He started using opiates when he was prescribed it at age 16 after a car accident and began using heroin at age 17.
“It made me feel sleepy; He didn’t notice me. I had some trauma as a child, and I’ve always had body image issues, and all these drugs just filled the void for me as a teenager and teenager.
Three years later, when she became pregnant, she did not give up and gave birth to their daughter in retirement.
“I was only worried about taking heroin. It was all my brain cells could understand because it made me so sick and I went through so much abstinence,” she added.
Now she tries to help people who are suffering like her.
“Kids are dying, they’re getting young, so be careful who you go with,” he said. “I’m one of those success stories who made it. But I’ve done a lot of damage to my body, my soul, my family and the people around me because of my addiction.”
He said that parents should also reach out to their children and be patient. She encourages them not to give up and to find a rehabilitation organization for their child.
“No One Trusts Me”
Katie Morrow was in second grade when her parents divorced. She said that she was not ready to make her mother’s life difficult, and separated herself. In middle school, he began experimenting with drugs.
“I wish I had reached out to someone at that point in my life and asked for help or told someone what was happening to me,” he said.
Morrow initially said he started using drugs out of curiosity and because…