If you have been following Ashlie Tolliver Wilson’s day-by-day journey to escape fight addiction, you know what an inspiration she has become to so many. My first post about Ashlie has been one of my most shared posts proving her story is widely relatable.
Ashlie is a small town girl from Northeast Arkansas. She’s one of us. Today marks Ashlie’s six month clean date. When I asked Ashlie if she wanted to write a blog post to celebrate her six month milestone, this is what she shared…
Methamphetamine and Me
Meth was my best friend for six years.
Everything I did revolved around my addiction.
There were many people who tried to
Help me, and I tried many times to quit the
Awful habit. I didn’t want to be the
Me I had become. Several times I broke away but always got
Pulled back into a world I describe as
Hell on earth. At first I loved the wonderful
Euphoric feeling getting high gave me. But over
Time, euphoria turned to paranoia. The
Abuse to my body and mind wore me down.
My life spiraled out of control. I hit bottom, and
I hit hard. Finally I stood up and said
No more. Tired of that life, I did what some have called
Extraordinary. I fought back.
And much to my surprise, by doing something I
Never thought possible, I made up my mind,
Determined to win my battle against addiction.
My name is Ashlie Tolliver Wilson, and I am so very
Excited to be celebrating six months meth free.
Proud of you Ashlie!
Grace Grits and Gardening
Methamphetamine and Me is written in the style of an acrostic. If you are reading on a mobile device, the letters may not line up correctly…