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Surprises

It's amazing what you sometimes find out about people. A friend of mine recently lost her temper about the way the word "addiction" is misused, and wrote a remarkable post on her personal blog. I knew that she'd had a rough childhood and most of it came as no surprise, but there were a few revelations in there that left me stunned and deeply touched. Until she managed to turn her life round at the age of sixteen she'd been a heroin addict who resorted to theft and prostitution to buy drugs. Finally she almost died of an overdose and was abandoned outside a hospital, where the medical staff managed to save her life. Now she's a successful businesswoman in a loving relationship who gives much of her spare time to helping others. Some people might judge her harshly for what she once did, but I guarantee that I have a much harsher judgement for them.


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LoudMan wrote on July 24, 2014, 11:56 PM

It'd be kind of crappy of me to judge her for her past, considering how long I hid in a bottle or a baggie for so long, myself. :)

FergusM1970 wrote on July 24, 2014, 11:57 PM

I've never exactly been a model of sobriety either.

LoudMan wrote on July 25, 2014, 12:32 AM

Well, I like life much, much better now. It's no longer some vague "veil of tears." Those preachers who say it is, they lie and they enable people to be weak, in order to exploit them in their weakness. Psychopaths.

I don't know who this lady is. But I'm glad she got away from the smack.

bestwriter wrote on July 25, 2014, 3:59 AM

If we read the biographies of great people there have been some who have gone through worse experiences.

Akshar wrote on July 25, 2014, 7:06 AM

Great! she left her past behind and became successful. Very few people have the will power to do such things. emoticon :smile:

paigea wrote on July 27, 2014, 1:11 PM

It is amazing to read about someone turning their life around like that. I gives me hope for some people I love.