Chuck Was Mastered by Heroin Addiction


True Stories of Addiction: Chuck

Chuck knew from an early age what getting into drugs could do to his life. His plan was to avoid drugs and Alcohol at all costs so he can make something out of himself. However, he didn’t know how to process his emotions and he became very angry at the fact he wasn’t able to stay calm in situations that should not bother him. He talked to his father about his anger issues but his father disregarded it and believed it made him a man and didn’t look any further into his emotional problem.

Since his father didn’t see a problem, Chuck started seeking escape elsewhere and found it in Marijuana and Alcohol. But Marijuana and Alcohol were just a crutch, and the real havoc started when Chuck went to college and was introduced to harder drugs like LSD, Cocaine, Xanax and other Prescription Drugs.

Introduced to Heroin

Chuck was dabbling with all sorts of drugs, but didn’t find his master until he was introduced to Heroin. For a moment, Heroin gave Chuck everything he has ever wanted along with removing the feelings of inadequacy. Although Chucks plan to never used drugs failed him, he can look back and see that the disease of addiction was there way before the drug experimenting happened.

From the outside, Chucks life looked great, but inside him, everything was falling apart. He didn’t realize he was addicted to Heroin, so he kept trying these external things to fix an internal problem.

One of the external things Chuck tried was detox. While he was in detox, the facility had him call his dad to let him know he was using Heroin intravenously hoping his father would give him the help and support he needed to recover. Chuck called his dad and was so sad to disappoint him but knew he needed to speak up about his problem so he could get the help and support he needed.

Chuck’s dad helped get him into a facility and he was introduced to the 12-steps. When Chuck heard of the 12-step program, he was ecstatic because someone finally showed him a solution to his Heroin problem. However, Chuck chose not to work the 12-step program and ended up burning every possible bridge with his loved ones and was left homeless in a county he had never been to before.

Because he was homeless in a county unfamiliar place, he went to a homeless shelter and reached out to the other individuals in there for help. After some time, Chuck was able to put together 11-months of sobriety. He was working the 12-steps and got a sponsor, but he did not create a relationship with a Higher Power like he needed in order to stay sober.


Chuck was talking to his sponsor and thought because his drug of choice was Heroin, he could still drink and live a normal life. Chuck ended up getting a beer, decided he didn’t really like alcohol but he loves Heroin and was high within 10-minutes.

Finding Recovery After Heroin Addiction


Chuck did not want to live the life he was living and went back to his old sponsor for help. This time, Chuck knew he needed to take the 12-steps seriously and find a Higher Power that will keep him sober and sane. He now has his life back.

Chuck has a car, girlfriend and an apartment but what recovery has truly given him is self-respect, his sanity and his father. Chuck believes the only bet in life that pays off for those addicted to drugs is getting into recovery and taking it seriously.

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  1. Why does it all come down to money?! I’m crying, kicking & screaming out for help but nothing by the time I get help I might be dead & worsely my 10month baby won’t know me as mummy. (although I walk 2mls everyday to see him & stay with him at wk ends) I think death might feel more easier than this. I hate drugs now but I’m stuck on this poison until someone can help me. I want to live FFS!

  2. Heroin addiction is a very bad addiction. This puts the whole family including the individual in danger. we should stay away from it. Thanks for sharing this story.

  3. I did not know I was an addict. We all have said that even me? Not addiction per say but we always say we do not know that we are in trouble until it is too late. One of the stuff that addiction uses to trap someone in.

  4. Thank you Detax to rehab for sharing these type of posts with all of us.These type of posts are really very much inspirational for many people who are addicted with something.Thank you once again.

  5. I totally agree with Chuck to get off your addiction you need to seek higher power and go through a discovery to remain sober. You would get there pretty soon

  6. Parents should always create that time for their children especially when the issue has to do with their feelings if not they get the wrong advice outside. This was what happened to chuck, and he took solace in drugs. Making the decision to quit drug was a wise decision chuck. Keep being strong.

  7. Self control plays a vital role in anyone’s life . Hats off to you brother. keep growing, keep shining and I wish you achieve everything you desire.

  8. I wish he had gotten enough advice early coupled with his decision not to venture into drugs and the likes, but sadly no one came through. I’m happy all hope didn’t eventually get lost even though it took time. Crossing that finish line and staying on the clean path is all that matters.

  9. From this story parents need to help their children live above issues that will make them turns to a bad habit. the truth is that there’s no gain from even doing these things

  10. Thank God for your life and for taking the right step in the right direction. Detox to rehab thank you for sharing Chuck’s story very inspirational, the 12 steps program is really helping.

  11. It’s nice that Chuk realized his mistakes to turn back from alcohol addiction to seek 12 day program, that enabled him getting his life back after heroin and marijuana addiction..

  12. What a touching true story and so inspirational. This story taught me that no matter the situation there is always help and solution to it. Really happy he’s doing well and could shear is story .

  13. This happens a lot of times …when we don’t know how to process our emotions, we find an easy way out which is drugs. Drug compounds our problem and getting out of it becomes difficult. This guy’s story resonate with a lot of people. I’m glad he is getting the help he needs

  14. If Chuck has been monitored closely, the 12 steps program would have been effective and brings about his total transformation.
    The other contributory factor is that he was left in isolation.

  15. I think more should done for victims with no one to help them through times like this. It really shouldn’t come down to money, there are people who would love to stop this sober life but they don’t have the means to.

  16. Congratulations Chuck, for leaving you bad habits of drugs and coming back back into your life… wishing you a drug free life ahead.

  17. Since i read your story how you not become master heroin addiction,you try all kind of drug even you felling want get out from it and hard from it and your Amazing istrue come

  18. Addicts do wish to get help too. Chuck case would have been avoided if his dad took him serious at first. But he later introduced him to 12 steps and help him recover. It’s always best to seek professional help.

  19. Wow, am so happy for Chuck for having his life back. It gladdens my heart hearing people coming out of addiction.

  20. He has done great work! Life has never been easy. I am just glad to hear that he was able to find peace and had himself better,

  21. We need one another in this life. When one facing some challenges, another should be a source of help and assistance to the other. This is an impactful write-up

  22. Congratulations on your freedom from heroine addiction! Chuck has
    emancipated himself from health problem. Thumps up to Detox for rehabilitating people suffering from drug addiction.

  23. Chuck has
    emancipated himself from health problem. Thumps up to Detox for rehabilitating people suffering from drug addiction. This is an eye-opener for those who are trapped by substance addiction.

  24. Dabbling into drug addiction as a means of escape is a great problem facing drug addicts. The earlier one retraces his steps the better. This is a clarion call on those who are in this messy situation to abstain from it for sound health in sound body.

  25. This is a very inspirational story. Chuck’s story shows that people facing addiction of heroin needs more support and love. I am very happy for him for getting on the path to recovery.

  26. Chuck spoke to his father about anger issues. However, since his father negletced this issue, this made Chuck drink alcohol and consume drugs. The sad part is that Chuck could have avoided it if he would have sought professional treatment instead of turning to drugs and alcohol for his anger issues. You should see a professional to deal with such problems rather than turning to drugs and alcohol.

  27. It’s very inspiring. This article teaches everyone that there’s always hope for everyone. There’s always a second chance

  28. Drugs can destroy our lives. It is just a matter of time when a person using drugs will realize that he/she can still change for the better.

  29. A lot of internal problems stem from upbringing. I really feel for Chuck and his struggles, but I’m so impressed that he finally took the 12 step program and got his life back in order. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Just LSD and Xanax. Chuck has really gone deep in doing drugs and alcohol. Thank God that he’s recovered, glad to hear this.

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