“I Was Shooting Up Four Or Five Times A Day”: Teen Mom Star Jenelle Evans Talks About Her Heroin Addiction
Jenelle Evans is proud to call herself a survivor.
The Teen Mom star has experienced her fair share of hurdles in life. As documented in her new memoir, Jenelle grew up with an absentee father and unhealthy relationships with boyfriends.
“My first trip was amazing. I won’t glamorize the drug by going into the long details of why people love it so damned much. Before I knew it, I was shooting up four or five times a day. I was hooked.”
“The first thing I lost to the drug was my family. I disowned my mother and siblings and friends, but the truth is no one wants to talk to you when they suspect you’re a junkie.”
Things got worse:
“It hurt my heart, made me sick to my soul that I couldn’t see my son. I filled that hateful void with more drugs. The drugs always made the pain go away. They didn’t turn on me or betray me. I guess heroin was my first steady, dependable lover. It gave me what I needed to live and I gave it my life. By this entry, heroin was the only thing I had in my life that loved me.”
Help from her mother:
“I ended up calling the last person in the world I expected to talk to, or expected would help me. My mother. For all of our problems, I owe her for what she did that day. I called her and told her what kind of trouble I was in, and how I needed help.”
To read more about Jenelle’s road to sobriety, pre-order her new memoir on Amazon now.
Source: E! Online
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