Troubles of Addiction and Drugs Precede Her
Kelsey may have been predisposed to addiction even at birth. Her parents struggled with substance abuse, which always raises the chances for a child to also experience addiction. She was born with Alcohol Fetal Syndrome and was physically dependent on Methamphetamine. Luckily, her grandparents adopted Kelsey and she had a loving home to grow up in.
Early Trauma and Greif Lead to Drugs
Tragically, at just eleven years old, Kelsey discovered her beloved grandfather dead. Finding the dead body of someone you love is a traumatic experience for anyone, especially for a child, and it deeply affected Kelsey.
Her grandfather’s death left Kelsey utterly heartbroken and she sought comfort in drugs. She tried smoking weed, but it made her feel paranoid and she didn’t like it very much. When she moved on to try Cocaine, though, she loved how it made her feel. She was only twelve years old and at that impressionable age, addiction started to settle in.
Eventually, the adults in Kelsey’s life were noticing changes in her and became worried. She wasn’t sleeping enough and was getting nosebleeds all the time. She stopped using Cocaine for a while, but she didn’t forget how it made her feel.
Prescription Opiates Enter the Picture
Even though she ended her Cocaine use, Kelsey continued to dabble with drugs. She experimented with Bath Salts and psychedelic drugs like Mushrooms. It didn’t take her very long to be introduced to prescription Opiates, and she liked the results.
The way Opiates made her feel was just like the feeling Cocaine had given her—it filled the void she felt.
At this point, Kelsey was still just a teenager, but addiction started to consume her. She was lying about being sick to get Morphine, stealing pills from her mom, and mixing Opiates with Alcohol.
She wanted to quit, but she couldn’t manage it. Struggling constantly to get her next fix, she spiraled into depression and desolation. Eventually, she decided that the only way out would be suicide.
Kelsey planned to take her own life, but thankfully she never followed through.
Life Changes in Recovery
Then Kelsey met a guy in recovery. At first, she didn’t want anything to do with him because he was sober, but they wound up dating instead. She realized that she couldn’t go on the way she was, so she listened to him and did what he said.
Kelsey went to an intensive outpatient rehab and she listened to the people there. She took their suggestions, found the steps, and a mentor.
After about 30 days, Kelsey really started to fly as she saw her life begin to change. It wasn’t easy to get where she is today, but she did it.
Anyone can get clean and sober with the right treatment and support. If you feel like your only options are to keep using drugs or death, there is another way. Call (866) 578-7471 to get the help you need, and watch your life change for the better.