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Amanda Weissinger

When I was growing up I seen what drugs did to people. This disease ran in my family and I always said that would never be me and boy was I wrong. At the age of 13 I began to drink heavily. By the age of 15 I was smoking marijuana and by the age of 18 I began to use drugs. I did everything and anything I could get my hands on. I enjoyed that feeling drugs gave me like no one or nothing can touch me. My feelings and emotions did not exist. The drug took over my life and I thought that was how I would spend the rest of my life.

However, God has a much bigger plan for my life. One morning I woke up crying about my life and how helpless and lost I was. That morning I went away and never looked back. God took me out of the dark and allowed me to see the light that I could never dream about seeing. After detox I went to a recovery house for my very first time it was christian based. I remember the day I walked in on August 7 2014 that day i could never forget. I stayed at that house for 15 months and I learned how great my God is for giving me strength and allowing me to over come my deepest obstacles that I tucked so deep inside. I knew with all of my heart that it was only because God saw me worthy because I saw myself as a failure. I had moments where I couldn't explain all I could say was that was God working on that moment. God would leave the 99 to get his lost sheep and that is exactly what he did for me he got me out of addiction, depression and he taught me who I was in him.

Today, I am a child of the one true God. I went to school and became a medical assistant and now I am working two jobs and I am going back to school for my nursing degree. I ask God everyday to give me strength and he never fails. I see girls I work with at a diner suffer with this disease and all I can do is be the light and show how good God is.

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