The Support Of Family In A Drug Addicts Life

Nicole was formerly featured on True Stories of Addiction about six months ago. She shared her experience, strength, and hope with us regarding her struggles with drugs and alcohol and how she has remained clean and sober. As a result of Nicole’s recovery, she now shares with us how boundless her life is today and what she is doing to keep moving forward.

Surrendering

When Nicole spoke with us in the past, she was confused about who the God of her understanding might be. She didn’t want to give up and surrender to a power greater than herself that could restore her to sanity. Despite this, in the past few months she learned God is always looking after her and couldn’t be anymore grateful for her surrender.

She surrendered and the magic of life started to unravel before her eyes. Nicole always struggled with fear, mental health issues, and rigorous honesty. Everything and everyone besides herself was the problem. She never wanted to face herself or her mistakes but with the help of God she now has no fear because she knows he has her back. God is truly doing for Nicole what she couldn’t do for herself, she even gets to see her family today.

The Love of Family

According to Nicole, “the family connection I have now gained is spiritual, absolutely fantastic, but I definitely had to be patient.”

Nicole got to see her son and mother shortly after her first “True Stories of Addiction” was made. She believes that is what her turning point was. She never truly felt content before she saw them.

Nicole now takes full responsibility for her actions because she was able to surrender to God and understands it as no one but herself that kept her from family. She feels it was a worthwhile feeling to be able to look her mom and son in the face and feel like she deserved to see them.

“It was very rewarding when I finally got to meet my mom and son and see a smile on her face.”

Before Nicole was allowed to see her son she was told to act like a friend, not a mom. It was a big pill for her to swallow but what helped her get through it was showing up and prayer. Even though she didn’t get to treat her son the way she wanted, she felt like it was a great and worthy visit.

Though Nicole got to see her mother and son, she was still aching to see her dads side of the family. Once again, God showed up for her and just two hours after her last True Stories of Addiction her dad called and she got lunch with him and more of her family. This is proving that God truly works in the lives of those who seek him.

Being a Woman of Integrity

“When I wake up the first thing I do id thank God that I am alive.”

Nicole was used to praying and demanding something from God, things are different now. She wakes up with positive vibes asking God to point her in a direction where she can be of service to Him and her fellows. She has a different outlook on life today and knows the world doesn’t revolve around her. Life to Nicole is giving back what was so freely given to her and to be the best person she could ever be.

“Today my goals are to be a woman of integrity and when I go to sleep at night I know I was the best Nicole I could have been that day.”

No matter what life throws at Nicole she knows she tried her best. She lives her life one day at a time and knows no matter how the day went, she tried, and that’s all that truly matters.

No Problems Here!

“I do think when I struggle, I grow the most.”

She slows herself to feel today. Even if it is crying she does it because she knows it will do no harm and only make her grow. Even when she is feeling down she knows her problems are very minimal.

“Today there is no such thing as a huge problem.”

Nothing compares to being on the streets, living in active addiction, and having no hope at all. From sleeping on the cement, having a bag of clothing, and living addicted to drugs and alcohol, Nicole knows her life is always looking up.

“Today my life isn’t hard, it isn’t at all. I go home happy and I do what I need to do in order to be happy.”

Nicole knows her life isn’t hard today. She has her family back, sponsors woman, has an apartment, and has two jobs where she might be getting promoted. Life can’t get much better than that.

In order to stay clean and sober Nicole shares her experience with others hoping to help them get on the journey of recovery. She is living a life she never thought possible and has no intention of going back.

“Detox, reach out, surrender, work the steps, sponsor others, today is a very simple process and it is life or death.”

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  1. Nicole’s story is quite touching, especially the part that she had to treat her son like a friend. I am however happy she understood that she didn’t have to give into the power of adiction and the realisation that there is a greater God whom she turned to and who brought about her desired victory over drug addiction.

  2. This story is a good and encouraging one. Families should learn to make every members of the family as happy and expected. Be it tough or sweet times in life, we all need people around us to make us know the rightful things at that point in time. Thanks for this good and educative post.

  3. Love shown to Nicole is one thing that speeds up her healing especially the worm welcome from her daughter and mom. It goes a long way when someone see that live needed when going through recovery like this

  4. Wow, this really is needed to be read by so many people. Never again will I blame any person going through this addiction change bad, I will try my best support them because right now I know it’s what they needed most to fasten their recovery.

  5. When you hear statements like “Today my life isn’t hard, it isn’t at all. I go home happy and I do what I need to do in order to be happy”, its as a result of a resounding family support around such person. This story looks true as said and helpful to guide everyone to attain the highest height. Thanks for this good post.

  6. I am really happy for Nicole because I know how hard it is to struggle and overcome addiction. She has really struggled and I’m glad she is now in contact with her family. At the end of the day, family is all we got. The fact that she is closer to God and wake up everyday with a positive vibes shows that her life has greatly taken a turn for the better. this is such an inspirational story

  7. Addiction if proper care isn’t taken can kill one. Everyone needs 100% family care and encouragement to stand firm. This post added nothing to me but positive, positive in the sense that we need show ourselves love and support as one family. Thanks for this lovely support post.

  8. Definitely, family. Plays. a great role in helping the addicted especially when it comes to drugs. I think it does help them recover better

  9. Nicole, I am so.proud of you right now and I wish you total recovery. Your son is going no where, he loves u because you are trying to be better. It’s really important people around people like Nicole show her love especially her loved ones, it means alot

  10. I always say family is everything, the thought of family can make you retrace your steps when going in the wrong direction. Nicole valued her family and made the right decision and her will power also helped her in taking the right path. Weldone Nicole.

  11. So glad to hear, Nicole, of your amazing recovery and spiritual connectivity with God. Very glad you are blessed with family and the drive to stay clean. I’m sure your story will serve as a great model for those struggling with addiction and looking for a higher purpose. Thanks for sharing.

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