True Stories of Addiction: Patrick
Patrick grew up in a wonderful home with amazing parents but had troubles fitting in with the other children at his school because he is gay. Patrick didn’t know he was gay at the time, because he was so young, but the other kids would make fun of him and throw rocks at him because he was different. Patrick tried everything he could to fit in but whatever he did, even if other kids were doing it, he would get made fun of. The abuse Patrick suffered cause him to be afraid of himself and dislike who he was.
As Patrick grew older, he moved around a lot and was always seeking out men for the perfect fairy tale relationship. However, Patrick’s co-dependency issues caused him to go after the wrong guys for unhealthy reasons. As he was dating different men, he got an amazing job as an editor for a huge magazine and he made it big. He could walk into whatever restaurant he wanted to and get a seat immediately by just dropping his name. Unfortunately, Patrick didn’t know how to handle being so well-known due to his childhood trauma.
Patrick was still working his job but ended up finding a man he thought he could settle down with and start a family. He was done with the dating scene and was glad that he finally found what he believed at the time, a good man.
This “good man” ended up having anger issues and started beating Patrick. The abuse was too much for Patrick to handle, but he couldn’t seem to leave his boyfriend. Instead, he started lashing out at others and lost his job, because he couldn’t keep his cool due to the trauma he was suffering at home.
Meth Addiction and Abuse
After Patrick lost his job, he felt like he was a loser and wanted to start using drugs to drown his emotions. Patrick didn’t know where to get drugs, so, he put an add on craigslist hoping to find someone to introduce him to the drug scene. Surprisingly, his add worked and he met his new boyfriend who also showed him how to get and use drugs like he wanted.
His relationship with this man was everything he always wanted; Patrick describes it as a perfect relationship, but there was so much drug abuse it was hard for them to move forward as they wanted to in life as a couple.
Patrick’s boyfriend ended up passing away due to the severe drug abuse, but he never told his family that he was gay, and so when Patrick woke up to his boyfriend dead and when he contacted his family, he was banned from even going to the funeral. Being band from the funeral caused Patrick to act out. He now did not care if he lived or died.
Patrick needed to get his mind off of his boyfriend, so he took a vacation to Las Vegas to see two of his favorite artists in concert. Even though he was super excited for the show, he couldn’t seem to get out of his hotel room- he wouldn’t stop using the drugs he had on him. After being awake for 3 or 4 days, Patrick realized that the window in his hotel room opens and he is on the 26th floor.
He opens the window, looks below him and is watching the beautiful lights of the Las Vegas Strip. He wants to be a part of those lights and decided he wanted to jump to them. Patrick wanted to call his mom before he jumped though, and ended up dialing her number.
His mother found out where he was and sent the police immediately. As he was about to jump, the police and paramedics knocked on his door and he was escorted out in a stretcher and put into the hospital.
Finding Recovery After Meth Addiction and Abuse
After a few days of being in this hospital, Patrick realizes he is worth living and his whole outlook on life changed. Patrick wants everyone to know that if you do come to the 12-step program you will find a place where you belong. He believes the 12-step program will help anyone no matter how broken you are, there will always be someone there for you if you are in the 12-step rooms.
Patrick had been treated differently due to his sexuality all his life, and all he wanted his whole life was to be accepted, and although he was shocked at first, he is now a part of a men’s meeting group where he is accepted and has friends.
Patrick is okay with who he is now, and is giving back to other people by helping them through their recovery. He is the person he always wanted to be without Meth, drugs or alcohol all because he gave himself another chance at life.
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I’m acquainted with Patrick and he’s a shingles example of recovery. I too, am in recovery for past 26 yrs. We do recover if we want to.
Proud of you, Patrick. The boy I knew in high school and the man you have become. Your heart is pure and has always shone brightly. Keep up the great work. You are and always have been a leader in our society.
Really happy for Patrick . Glade he got help and he’s doing perfectly fine.
Patrick obviously went through alot of downs and rejections. He must’ve really thought meth and the likes would really help alleviate his situation but alas he was entirely wrong. I’m glad he eventually did see the light, all thanks to Detoxtorehab.
Many didn’t pass through half of this and end up their lives. Thanks be to God for Patrick, despite the abuse he still overcome. Thanks for sharing
That phonecall to her mom right before he jumped from the 26th floor probably saved his life. Otherwise he wouldn’t be here to tell his story
Few people are lucky like Patrick, many are not given second chance. Staying away from drug and alcohol is the best way of living, if preadventure one is addicted, Rehab centre is the best way to be.
Kudos to 12-steps program for the tremendous work done. I am so happy for Patrick for retracing his steps back after living his life with low self-esteem. Nice one
What a great story of recovery. Family will always be there if you seek their help. Good thing he remembered his mother. His recovery is indeed awesome.
It’s never too late to make a change and get sober. Patrick’s story is a great example of that.
His boyfriend’s passing away due to overdose really gave him a wake up call. That’s the event that pushed him to get recovery.
He lost his job and ended up used drugs to avoid the emotional pain of losing his job. There are many people who lose jobs and end up using addictive substances in order to avoid the emotional pain unemployment brings. This leads to addiction and in return people even end up in bigger financial problem after getting addicted to substances. Do not try drugs or addictive substances ever just because you are unemployed.
Patrick is one of the lucky few to have actually survived meth abuse and addiction. Mnay similar cases usually end up in death.
In my view Patrick got into drugs as a way to fit in. Sadly a good majority of people get into drugs for that very reason. It rarely ends well.
Patrick I thank God for the man you have become after overcoming your addictions. You can’t fit in with the wrong crowd, they would always leave a negative influence on your life. Thank you Detox to rehab for sharing this amazing story.
Meth has some serious withdrawal symptoms. If it wasn’t for God he wouldn’t have made it.
The real change came when Patrick realized that his life is worth living. Not many addicts come to that realization sadly enough.
Patrick really went through so much.
Right from his childhood days till he grew up to be independent. Though he almost died but that was his turning point. It’s always better to seek professionals
It’s lovely to see that Patrick eventually found a group of people who were accepting of who he was without judging. That is what he had been looking for his whole life.
Kudos to Patrick for giving back by helping others through their recovery. That is a very noble gesture from him.
The abusive relationship he was in nudged Patrick more towards the drugs. This underpins the importance of being in a loving and healthy relationship.
Very interesting story. There is still hope for everyone. Glad he is recovered now. Keep it up Patrick.
My joy is that in the end he didn’t kill himself and found the acceptance that he had always craved. Everyone deserves a happy ending no matter what we have been through.
Theres hope for everyone. Dont put your past into present and live with it. Glad Patrick realized his worthness.
I am sorry to hear about the abusive relationship he was in. As someone who has been through the same I can truly feel the pain he had to endure.
Glad Patrick realized his worthness. Dont live with the past, move on, love and respect yourself.
Oh wow, I’m glad that Patrick didn’t jump out, I can imagine the loneliness he was experiencing. I’m glad that the 12 steps program worked well for him.
His recovery is very inspirational. Getting out of one of the most deadly drug Meth is a great thing
Patrick you are Amaze me,even how broke you are you still get new life ,after seeing many people addiction after follow 12 step program, 12 program is work and hepled
I congratulate Patrick on his victory over substance addiction. However, as a result of his addiction, he suffered from numerous problems. Consequently, people should know that addiction will complicate things rather than emancipating them.
It’s definitely hard become your position. You should thanks to your self, because you can recover and be a better person.
Whao! This is an interesting story of recovery from drug addiction. I implore him to be forward ever and backward never.
Oh! Am I glad Patrick didn’t end his life at that hotel room. Some times we are faced with some very difficult situations and we just wonder how we can go through them,. Glad Patrick faced his fears.
Partrick felt he had a problem because he was different from others in a way. But what he failed to understand was that being different is not a problem. I am glad his mum made the timely call to the police there by saving his life, and now he living a better life.
Addiction is not the solution of any kind of problem.If we want to solve any problem then we have to fight with that.Addiction will destroy our immune system.