A Story of 3 Meth Addicts – One Family.

Addiction quickly progresses into something you can’t control

I always appreciate anyone who is willing to share their personal experience with Meth in order to help others. In this case, Bob learned how quickly an addiction can take hold. There is a domino effect that so many stories have in common in that once you start using, it isn’t long before you are doing anything humanly possibly to get high. If only you knew before you took that first hit that your life would be spent hurting others and chasing a short-lived high…

Here is Jimmy’s story:

My story contains 3 meth addicts including myself…the first one I wanna talk about was my cousin Bob. He was a very cool person actually my favorite out of our family. He raced demolition derbies, had a $30,000 circle track race car, a beautiful girlfriend (I actually had a crush on her lol). Anyway, we had a crack wave sweep the town where owned his garage and he got hooked..at first he seemed to be ok then he started gettin a lil bad..borrowing money instead of using his own and that sort of thing..well my aunt and uncle made him stop – which he did. I was 14; he and I went to his garage to get a part for his race car and we ran into someone and he left me there. [It wasn't long before] he started smoking crack again and I didn’t know any better than just let him do it… [Soon after] he sold his race car, lost his house, his girlfriend; everything. His girlfriend [started] drinking heavily to cope with Bob’s addiction and as a result, she broke a window, spit on a cop and went to prison.

Bob remarried and we didn’t see him for a long time, until my dad started working with him; next thing u know I hear Bob is using meth (which didn’t surprise me). I didn’t have any pity for him because of his last run in with addiction. I hadn’t seen my dad in a while I was working and so was he..I get a call from my little cousin saying my dad was in jail for possession of meth. I called his wife and asked what happened; at which point she told me that she found it when he was on a crash and called the police..which made me mad! My dad avoided jailtime and instead of stopping, he and Bob started cooking [meth].

Eight months into cooking [meth] my dad and Bob get arrested for theft of anhydrous and my dad goes to prison for 9 mnths, but comes out clean this time. Bob on the other hand, goes to prison for 4 1/2 yrs or longer and by the time he got out my dad had been clean since his release (thank God). Soon after Bob was released, he went back to cooking meth; he promised his wife he would do it for 2 weeks and stop.

One night Bob and a few others were cooking in a barn and the generator caught fire with Bob inside…

The other cooks had pad-locked the door from the outside…Bob died inside the barn.

Then there is my story, I grew up to all the above stuff and still tried it because a buddy offered me a gram for free (a cook trying to get me hooked I realize now). I did most of it with him and loved it! I felt so alive! The next thing you know, that gram would last me less than a night; by morning I was looking for more. 1 yr goes by and I lose my 2 sons and girlfriend of 5 years. I coninued to use meth regardless . I had gotten used to using and had to use more and more. Each time I used, I would pack a bowl, lay it to the side and then lay a good 3-5 inch line and slam it up my nose – wait for the burning to stop (about 2 minutes) and pick up the bowl and smoke it – That was the only way I could get off.

Then I discovered capsules from the same friend who introduced it to me to meth. I was going to the E.R telling them my teeth hurt and getting antibiotics. They would be emptied of antibiotics and packed full of meth before I would get home. Next thing you know, I could do all 3 at the same time and even that didn’t get me off; or if it did it would be just a short burst of energy, then back to sleep.

I realized how far I had come and knew my next step would be a needle and I promised myself never to do that. So I stopped with theh help of my family and my dad. I have been sober for a long time now and I sit back and think about how bad this drug is; it causd my dad to have to have a balloon in his heart, killed my cousin and caused me to lose my family.

I’m glad to say that my dad has remarried a woman who is always on his butt about being clean and I now have my wife back. The saddest thing about Bob’s tragic death is that 3 weeks after he died his ex-girlfriend found out she was pregnant with his child – he now has a 21 month old son who will never know how cool his dad really was.

If you think about doing this drug – it is horrible and you wont know the results untill after they’ve happened. If you are an addict, turn to your closest family member for help! I pity anyone doing this drug – it rips not just your world apart, but you will hurt everyone around you.

My name is Jmmy and thats my story about meth…Thanks


  • 2738shir

    Hey Chick,
    As usual, great stories about the devastating effects of meth…

  • ellen

    I'm writing a paper for a pharmacology class, with all the studying I wanted to pick an easy, “fun” topic with lots of info. I started with Wikipedia and amphetamines then spun down to crystal meth. This site rocks, the rehab links, the stories, the “tag cloud”. As a health care provider I really think I would recommend this site to peers as a resource. As a human being, I would recommend these stories to anyone. Thanks.

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    As usual, great stories about the devastating effects of meth…

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    Hey Chick,
    As usual, great stories about the devastating effects of meth…

    Thanks

  • John Smith

    Instead of making up a story why not get real stories and discuss what led to using hard drugs in the first place. Most people who seek out drugs that are known to be dangerous are willing to risk the clearly disastrous effects it will have on them. Most normal people wouldn't even consider taking crack, heroin or meth. Addiction must be tackled by determining what made the individual willing to take such addictive drugs.

  • http://www.oceanhillsrecovery.com/crystal-meth-effects.php meth addiction treatment

    You ruined your relationship because of drugs. Caused death. I'm not blaming you but nobody wants that to happen. Thanks for sharing and hope it teaches a lesson to all the readers.

    -mike u.

  • Jimmy (writer of the story)

    I never caused no death I was no where around when my cousin died and if u dont think my story is a fact ask muh father matter of fact look up Robert Shepherd jr and James Sidebottom in the indiana department of corrections seach data base shows my dad's theft charge and all bobs and as far as in my relationship I didnt know what I was doin hell an addiction will grab ya and never let go I promise

  • JenL6622

    WOW! My story is very similar only I used alcohol to get clean off meth. I am now in recovery from both :) Thanks for sharing you inspiration and courage!!

  • jayrau

    I spent 22 years on all types of drugs, but the last 10 years of my addiction I was on Meth. I Have many horror stories about me and Meth. My Meth days ended with 144 months in federal prison. I've been clean and sober for 14 years and I work in recovery at http://www.soberliving.com

    Jay

  • NameAshley

    Dear chick ,
    Ihave been clean for about 5 years now.I think it is great what you are doing with this site.I hope someone that is trying to get sober or thinking of using meth may read some of the testimonies on here and turn there lives around .

  • NameAshley

    Dear chick ,
    Ihave been clean for about 5 years now.I think it is great what you are doing with this site.I hope someone that is trying to get sober or thinking of using meth may read some of the testimonies on here and turn there lives around .

  • John Gardasti

    wow I feel terrible]
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  • Tina

    My Ex-husband is a meth addict. He lost his us, Wife and son and everything he aspired to be. He’s lied to everyone, stole money and items, locked himself away, been beaten over this drug, and has been arrested twice and now seeing jail time. I stood around for 6 years, and I finally couldn’t stand it any longer. I can not help him. I feel he will never get through it. I had to do whats best for my son and I. I hope someday he will recover. I pray…

  • eden

    I am a 17 year meth addict with 6 years sober.  I enjoy surfing sites such as yours that post incredible stories of other addicts.  I believe that sharing the positive aspects of recovering far outweighs the negative of addicted living and the harm it causes. 

  • Foxt33

    im black nd smell like shit nd touch myself at night

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.fields.7796 Tyler Fields

    I am an addict I’m 57 days clean and it feels amazing. I used meth for about 2years and its a horrible it took going to jail for over a month and loseing my 2 kids to dfs and my whole family loseing trust in me. I thank god now every day for my sobriety

  • kell490

    A friend of my wife’s got hooked up with a guy who has been doing meth for over 20 years now both of them have sold everything they are down to there last possession now I just heard today her cell phone got shut down. We have tried to help her she can only stay clean for about 2 weeks then she sneaks off and you don’t hear from her she is back doing meth. I offered to store her stuff and fly her to her mom’s house, but at the last minute she would not return my calls she is back on meth. We can’t have her or her boy friend around anymore we just don’t trust them.

  • christy

    I found that sometimes jail is the best place for someone that is hell bent on destroying everything around them….I left a person that I love in there for 9 months…..worked wonders….he was ready for help when offered….now he is doing great, will not have anything to do with the people that were his buddies before…..

  • HeidiS

    Jimmy, thank you for sharing. I wonder how exactly you got clean. My husband was in recovery for 8 years from cocaine, I just found out that he was actually only sober for 6 years, as he has been doing meth for the last 2 years (he hid it really well). I know there are so many programs out there and that none of them will work if the addict is not willing to stop the madness. But, I am curious if a you were able to reach sobriety with anything less than a long-term (30-90 day) program. No sure if you are still active on this blog, but hope you will respond if you are.

  • betty

    hi jimmy so sorry to know about ben your cousin and all the horrible stuff that has happened to you. I just wanted to share something with you my husband is currently using and he tells me that what he is doing isnt harming anyone. HELLO hes hurting our family he has gone to move into his mothers house and what sucks is that his own brother sells it to him. i live with my parents and two children my daughter is turning four and my son is turning six and was he was diagnosed with autism. i just want to know what do you think of all of this and what would you recommend me to do i dont want to leave him because he is a great guy but the meth has changed him you know something hes only been doing it for about 3 months only.

  • beenthruitall

    I love the concept. where do i put up my story

  • cedes

    Hi everyone I am a mother with a 23 year old daughter that is doing meth who thinks she is not an addict she has lost alot of weight. She has 3 beautiful kids that need her but she is refusing help. She thinks she can stop when she wants but she’s in denial. Please someone out there tell me how can I help my little girl it hurts me to see destroying her self. And don’t know what to do.

  • amanda

    I’m a recovering meth addict of 13 years i’m 844 days clean today i have three beautiful kids as well and it took me losing everything and hitting rock bottom i mean everything i lost my kids my house my pride my self respect i could go on but i think you get the point some times silence and letting them hit the horrible bottemless pit is best instead of all was nagging that seems to push us closer to the drug cause in our head the drug understands and prayers lots and lots of prayers i’ll be sending prayers up!!!

  • hage1187

    Hi everyone,
    I am a 19 year old student at Texas A&M. I recently had a run in with someone who I believe was a user, and a heavy user at that. I began seeing a guy I met at my gym. Good guy, CPA, very clean cut. We dated for about 6 weeks and then went away for the weekend together. We got trashed before the concert. I mean I had 1/3 of a bottle and he easily had 1/2 within a few hrs. At the concert he snapped. Claimed he worked for the government. Told me he was going to kill me if I tried to leave. He took me back to the hotel room. He rushed around paranoid someone was coming after us. He said there were others who were going to try and kill us. He made me hide in the closet. I tried leaving but he attacked me. I told him I would call the cops. He backed away. He began to wipe down the room of his fingerprints telling me he would leave as soon as he killed me.
    When I passed out, I retrieved my phone from his pockets. I called a friend and told her what happened that night. He promised he would take me home the next day. He refused to speak about anything that happened that night. He claimed nothing happened. I cut ties with him as soon as I left.
    The therapist I’ve been seeing since the attack believes he was using meth.
    Any ideas/opinions?