Mike’s Percocet Addiction and Drug Rehab

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D.A.R.E and Weed Effects

From the beginning, Mike’s drug and Alcohol use was over the top; it was all or nothing. He shares with us that if he was to start his night out on Ecstasy, he would not stop until all of the drugs around him were gone—usually early the next morning.

Remembering times from his childhood and being part of the D.A.R.E. program at school, he explains that although he thought drugs were bad, there was an exception; for Mike, all drugs were considered dangerous except for Weed.

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The first time Mike smoked Marijuana, his perspective on the world around him changed. He went from living a life full of fear to a life that resembled magic and endless possibilities.

As time went on, Mike became involved in the night-club scene and started listening to electronic music. Being involved in a hard party environment, his experience with drugs was taken to another level.

Parties and Club Drugs

In high school, Mike moved on from Marijuana and started to use Club Drugs. On a regular basis, he was drinking alcohol and using drugs like Ecstasy and Acid. Mike’s clubbing and love for electronic music, was where he felt included and accepted for the first time.

Additionally, the nightclub environment and people he surrounded himself with played a large part in his ability to construct a self-identity. From his point of view, his drug use was only positive and beneficial in all areas of his life.

Some of the benefits that temporarily came from Mike’s drug and Alcohol use were having a bunch of friends, a girlfriend and receiving recognition as well as attention.

Even throughout his time in college, Mike was unable to see any consequences that were resulting from his partying and substance abuse. For this reason, Mike had his judgments about people who went to jail or were IV drug users. He thought that people who were addicted to Heroin were stupid or weak.

Heroin and Crack Cocaine Addiction

Although Mike was under the impression that he was different from other drug addicts, he was soon proved wrong. While working at a restaurant, one of his coworkers offered him a prescription Percocet pill. Mike explains that after using Percocet, he experienced something like never before—he felt like Superman.

Percocet made Mike feel confident and took all his physical and emotional pain away. From that point on, his addiction and drug use became a never-ending search for oblivion.

Losing his job, Mike was forced to move back to his hometown to live with his dad. He searched but was unable to find Percocet and was offered Heroin. At first, he rejected the offer, but later he accepted after he was told it was no different than Percocet.

For the next few years of his life, Mike was addicted to Heroin, unemployed and living rent-free with his dad. He also found himself scamming his dad for money and spending it all on Heroin and Crack Cocaine.

Given a chance to get away from drugs and all his problems, for his birthday, Mike was offered a chance to visit his mother in Arizona. To him, this was his chance to get away from the drugs and all his problems; however, his plan to live with his mom and get off of drugs turned out unsuccessful.

Drug Rehab, 12-steps, and Spirituality

Mike’s substance abuse and addiction led him to a place worse than ever before. Desperate, Mike asked for help and his mom sent him to a drug rehab in Arizona. In rehab, hopeless and confused, Mike told his counselor that he didn’t want to do drugs, but he couldn’t stop. His addiction counselor helped push him to a better way of life through encouraging prayer.

For Mike, spirituality was practically non-existent. If science could not explain something it was not real. With prayer, he was able to find acceptance with his addiction and with the fact that drugs and Alcohol no longer work.

Mike went on to find a sponsor in a 12-step program and decided to work the 12-steps. From his experience, he shares that a person doesn’t have to make the mistakes that he did in order to get into recovery. His willingness enabled him to find a life free from drugs and true happiness in recovery.

Mike found a way out of the chains of addiction and you can too. If you or someone you love is suffering from substance abuse problems or drug and Alcohol addiction, there is help available. Reach out and call (866)578-7471 to talk to someone who can help.

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  1. What an inspiration to us all that prayer can work! I was kind of like Mike in that I didn’t believe something unless it had scientific facts backing it up. But I’ve had some miraculous things happen through prayer myself.

  2. It’s a good thing to know about Mike. Though he lived a rough life but thanks to God and the help he also asked for through his mom to the rehab. It is not good for addicted ones to die in silence. Very happy for Mike for his recovery

  3. Inspite of having such a serious addiction towards weed and other drugs you have thought of recovery and also recovered is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing this story.

  4. This line of the drug making him feel like superman got me laughing. Funny enough, he’ll do unimaginable silly things eventually. I’m happy he left the detrimental drug and alcohol abuse life though.

  5. Mike addiction came to an end finally when he got to know about the 12- day rehab problem, which made him to regain consciousness after going through sober.

  6. He thought that weed was not bad and this was a big mistake. All the drugs are bad and there is no drug that can be good for you. Unfortunately, smoking weed made him try other addictive substances as well even though he thought that they all were bad. It is really great to read that he is recovering now.

  7. It’s a good thing Mike has been rehabilitated. The sooner you get rid of drugs, the better. Drugs and alcohol are very harmful effects of our body. Don’t take it.

  8. Drugs aren’t the answer to any questions or situations we find ourselves. It leaves us in more terrible and uncertain place most or all the time. Let be careful

  9. I’m glad that Mike turned his life around for the better. Getting help is one step to recovery. Thank you for sharing his story with us!

  10. His mum has really stood by him, making the spricess less painful. No matter how long you are into addiction, it’s always lovely to live again

  11. I look at drugs as a band aid. It is not the answer and never will be no matter how magical it is. Once you get back to reality. problems just gets worse. Sad thong is it can cost you your life.

  12. We can’t get sober with just a strong will from within that’s whole Mike get going back. We need help through programs that are effective and have a success stories like 12 steps

  13. Mike story is just like the few addictions stories I have read some while back. I think it is better note even to taste and believe you can handle it.

  14. Percocet made Mike feel confident and took all his physical and emotional pain away. but this is where it ends when the drugs wear off the pains returns. so no need taking them at all.

  15. Mike’s story is a very touching one. The story proves that drugs is not the solution to problems that one faces. Glad that Mike asked for rehab and took step towards recovery.

  16. Mike’s story is inspirational and it’s really Great to know he recovered by getting the help he needed.
    Prayer can Change anything.Thanks to Rehab!

  17. This story is very touching. Mike secondary school life even makes it worse for him by joining a drug club. But glad that he has taken step towards recovery.

  18. Well said, drugs is not the solution of the things generally people take to avoid street aur to forget bad days but it is very dangerous to take and can ruin your life so just face the bad phase instead of taking any bad habits.

  19. Drugs are never the answer, thank God Mike found his way back. Very emotional story of recovery. Detox to rehab thank you for the 12 steps program it is really saving lives.

  20. Wow! Mike was really experimental with drugs. He got to that point were he knew he had to let go of drugs and let a higher being. That was a good decision he made and now he is the better for it.

  21. The feeling Mike got from the drug was like “Percocet made Mike feel confident and took all his physical and emotional pain away” and this caused him to be addicted. Thanks to Detox for helping out. Don’t hesitate to seek for help

  22. This was quite story I must say doing weed and others will be very tough to stop but he came went against all odds to stop it and he’s doing very well. I’m really happy for him.

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