“Young and the Restless”
It was 2009, around December and my New Year’s resolution was to stop doing pills. I wanted to start the New Year fresh. I had about three weeks to get sober. I thought why not keep doing them until January. My addiction to them was my life at that point. I was losing everyone I loved and relied on. My best friend, my boyfriend, my family. My addiction became worse. I was in school one day; I was craving a line of any pill that was strong enough to get my mind of being in school. I asked my teacher to go to the bathroom. I went to the bathroom and sat on the toilet and did a line of Adderall. I went back to class; we had an hour left so I decided to sleep. I woke up to my teacher and students surrounding me. I was covered in throw up and was overdosing. I messed up this time; everyone would now know that I had a problem. I went to the hospital and they told me I messed up my liver. The date was December 15, 2009; ten days till Christmas; not where I wanted to be for the holidays. I got out on the 22nd. I was in a foster home at the time, and my foster mother was now uncomfortable with me being in her home, so I was sent to a new one.
Three days before Christmas, and I had to adapt to a new family all over again. I was moved to Leicester, to a nice family who lived on a farm. I was nervous because I had to be around a family I didn’t know for the holidays. Surprisingly they welcomed me with open arms. My second day with them they took me to Wal-Mart and told me they had last minute shopping to do. My new Foster sister walked around with me asking me questions about me; trying to get to know me. When really she was asking me all this so she could pick out Christmas gifts for me. This was one of my best Christmas’s I had in a long time.
I was living with the foster home in Leicester for about a year when we got a new girl in the house and she became my roommate. She was 17, smoked cigarettes and had a bad attitude. She was jealous...