Jane is a small well mannered woman with a caring heart. She enjoys time with her husband Marc and their two sons Chris and Louis. On the outside Jane looked like the typical happy mother, however, on the inside she was a complete mess, struggling each day in her never ending battle with addiction.
Janes problem was that she was addicted to prescription painkillers, and it all started back when she was just sixteen years old. She was in a car accident back then and suffered a severe cervical injury when her neck was smashed into the windshield following a collision with another vehicle.
After the accident the doctors had her on hydrocodone and Demerol. And this was the start of an addiction for Jane that would last until she was 43 years old, by that time with a family and two kids to take care of.
For over two decades Jane was taking twenty 10mg pills of Hydrocodone each day. Her method of getting these pills was hopping from one pain management clinic to the next; telling the doctors what she wanted and having them given to her. Most visits she’d leave the doctors office with 120 pills. Due to her mega-dosing these pills would rarely last long and pretty soon she found herself getting them from illegal drug dealers in order to keep the terrible withdrawl syptoms away. Unlike what most people would think, instead of these pills making her docile and sleepy all day, she would instead be incredibly alert and jittery on them. She would stay up for days at a time and then pass out, sometimes even when driving.
Over the course of the years she has tried to quit many times but always would relapse either from the intense cravings or terrible withdrawl symptoms that she suffered. Jane claims that she was utterly powerless to stop.
“You don’t know how hard it is to quit a serious drug addiction until you are years in and totally dependent. I was a terrible example for my kids back then and am completely ashamed of who I used to be. However, at the time I felt completely powerless to stop”.
Eventually her family intervened. Both her brother Ralph and her husband were terrified that they would either find her dead on the floor one morning, in jail, or even stabbed or shot from the drug dealers that she was frequently buying from. They enrolled her into a program in the Texas area that helps treat victims of drug addiction using purely natural methods and supplements. The objective behind this program was to essentially detox Janes body and flush out all of the drug toxins that were inside of her. Jane was now performing daily exercise, going for runs, and swimming to keep her body healthy and naturally occupied and alert.
Now with Jane being off the pills she was free to fix her damaged family and relationship with her husband. They sent mail to eachother back and forth when she was in rehab and Jane remarked how it had felt like she was dating him all over again–except this time she was sober and actually felt happy for the first time in a long time.
After Jane was finished with her therapy she returned home and rebuilt her relationship with her family and siblings again. Jane now attends church regularly and has not taken a pill in over two years!