“The oxycontin and xanax had me bound with no hope.” My name is Adrian. I grew up in a great home where I was taught right from wrong. My needs and wants were all provided for but somehow something was still missing. On the outside my life looked great; I made good grades and excelled in golf. I was offered a scholarship to play golf at ETSU but my life was still lacking something. My junior year of high school I began experimenting with marijuana and alcohol. This seemed to be any easy fix to the emptiness I felt inside me. I soon started experimenting with other drugs and by my senior year I was addicted. Near the end of my senior year I was caught with drugs in my possession and that cost me my scholarship. I felt like a complete failure. I began using even heavier; trying any drug I could get my hands on. Then one day I tried oxycontin and I was overtaken. The oxycontin and xanax had me bound with no hope. For three years I continued to use rampantly. I was in and out of secular rehabs, psychiatric facilities, and acquired numerous legal charges. My family was fed up with me and I was sleeping in my truck because I had nowhere else to go. I was dependent on the drugs physically to the point that I had to have at least 300 mg of oxycontin just to function. My life was being completely destroyed by my addiction but nothing was stopping me. Through all of the madness and drugs my mother never ceased to pray for me. Then finally in September of 2010 I agreed to give Teen Challenge a try, and that was the best decision I ever made. The Lord has set me free from the bondage in which I was so tightly wrapped and that emptiness I once felt is gone. Because of God and his love I am a new man, full of joy and hope.
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