Almost 3 years ago I had a very bad drug addiction and got caught by police…after that I decided I was done and wanted to get and stay clean. Everyday I called the county I lived in for help and no one ever called back so I sought out help on my own and found an amazing doctor that was willing to help me. So since June of 2020 I have been clean and trying to fix my life. Because every month I have to go to the doctor to get drug tested I had to take FMLA from work to be excused for missing that 2 hours. Once my employer found out that I was a recovering drug addict I was called in the office weekly and written up for random things like not wearing jeans or a certain type of clothing even though I was following their dress code. This past January they finally let me go for something I didn’t even do as I was painting that week and not out front sending parts to the different lines.
Im about $3,000 behind on rent, and behind on all my credit cards and next month I have to start repaying on my student loans. I feel that once I get caught up I can continue to pay my bills as I am working again making almost as much money as I was before I was let go. Unfortunately I really liked my job so it was really hard for me to find a job I liked. The job I found now is ok but im not as excited about it as I was about the one I was let go from.
In addition, my mom is on dialysis 3 times a week because her kidneys shut down and my step dad has lung cancer. Even though there are 5 of us only 2 of us ever help our parents and the other one that does help them can’t drive because she has a seizure disorder but she does what she can until I can get there to help. I do just about everything my parents ask of me until I physically cannot do anymore.
My landlord has been really cool so far about it so I don’t have an eviction notice from her. I am sending a few bill’s pictures with this message as well but their are more that are only emailed to me. Also I just had to have my car repaired and that costed $615 which still has a balance of $515.
I am trying every day to do better with my life. I promised my kids I would do whatever it took to make my and their lives better which I feel I have even though I am behind on bills. Unfortunately, for me and them people are either with or against addicts. It seems there’s no in between and that includes my own mother. I certainly didn’t set out to wreck my life for how many years. It certainly is very hard to get things back to what they once were despite how hard you work on it but it is possible.