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Tiffany F. Recovery Story

 

Tiffany's Recovery story

My name is Tiffany & I am 30 years old. I have 3 kids ages 3, 6, & 9. I hear stories of how people had been introduced to drugs & alcohol at a very young age. Well, my story didn’t go that way. I had a very good childhood & home life. If anything we were too sheltered. So when I turned 18 is when it all set in. I guess you could say I went wild because I wasn’t use to that type of life. Going & doing as I please. It started out pretty fun. Just a normal young adult hanging out & partying with friends.

I started out drinking. Never really had a serious problem with alcohol. It came & went. It was never a HAVE TO for me. I started hanging out with a different crowd & was introduced to pain pills & methamphetamine. I honestly never saw it coming but it did. In 2005 I was involved in the Manufacturing process & was arrested & was in jail for 8 days. After it was all said & done with I just ended up with a slap on the wrist. I was clean from meth for a long time but I still continued the pain pills.

In 2007 I had my beautiful baby girl. Our life was going good. Then in 2010 we had our baby boy. Life was still good, we had our little family. Again I continued the pain pills which was getting to be not enough. Between this time my fiance (kids father) dad got out of jail. We started going around him & hanging out with people he was. We slowly started using again. 2012 we were arrested with him & DCS took our kids. We got 4 years on State PO & stayed clean for awhile. Truth is it NEVER really goes away. We had our son 2013. We started using again. A bad beginning to 2015.

Eventually we violated & went to jail & DCS was involved again. We did a stretch in jail this time before we were accepted into Recovery Court. Which has changed our lives for the better. For once someone actually stepped up & truly cared about our lives & how serious addiction is. They’ve helped us in so many ways I could NEVER thank them enough. I’ve learnt so much about addiction & have new way of life.

-Tiffany Flatt

Tiffany has been sober for 1 year and 24 days clean! Read more recovery stories like Tiffany’s on our Stories of Recovery page or submit your own story here.