Where is My God-Ordained Husband??

Drugs & Alcohol Addiction, A Disease OR NOT?? MY TWO CENTS…

[Rochelle Richey]  IN MY OPINION, DRUGS IS NOT A DISEASE IT IS A CHOICE. I CHOSE TO SMOKE AND SNORT CRACK COCAINE, POP PILLS, DRINK EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL AND SNORT HEROIN.

IN MY OPINION, DRUGS IS NOT A DISEASE IT IS A CHOICE. I CHOSE TO SMOKE AND SNORT CRACK COCAINE, POP PILLS, DRINK EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL AND SNORT HEROIN.

I HAD AN ADDICTION THAT CAME FROM VOIDS AND BROKEN PLACES IN MY LIFE. BECAUSE OF MY BROKENNESS, I CHOSE TO MEDICATE AND ESCAPE WITH PAINFUL PLEASURES. THE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AFFECTED MY THOUGHT PROCESS, MY PERCEPTION OF PEOPLE AND LIFE IN GENERAL. IT AFFECTED MY COGNITIVE THINKING. I DON’T AGREE THAT IT IS A BRAIN DISEASE. IT’S AN ADDICTION TO A SYNTHETIC DRUG THAT AFFECTS THE BRAIN.

AS THE LADY SAID IN THE VIDEO, IT WASN’T A GENE THAT I WAS PREDISPOSED TO BUT A CHOICE I MADE TO USE TO ESCAPE THE PAIN I LIVED WITH. A CHOICE TO USE A HABIT FORMING SUBSTANCE TO FEED A PSYCHOLOGICAL NEED. AS MY BODY ADAPTED TO THE SUBSTANCE, I CRAVED EVEN MORE TO GET THE EFFECTS OF THE ORIGINAL HIGH. THE COCAINE IS ALREADY ADDICTIVE BUT ALSO SYNTHETICALLY PREPARED TO TURN YOU INTO A CRACKHEAD OR COKE HEAD…AND WHEN USED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME IT CAUSES SERIOUS EFFECTS TO YOUR MENTAL STABILITY. IT’S A MONEY MAKING BUSINESS.

IS IT EASY TO STOP USING ? NO. IS IT SOMETHING YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO? NO. BUT THE THOUGHT OF NOT USING IS TERRIFYING BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS; YOU WILL ENCOUNTER DEVASTATING WITHDRAWALS, EVEN MORE SICKNESS BEFORE YOU GET OUT OF THIS HELL. YOU HAVE THE FEAR OF FACING REAL LIFE AND ACKNOWLEDGING ALL THE HURT AND PAIN THAT YOU HAVE CAUSED TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS. THE SHAME CAN BE UNBEARABLE. YOU HAVE THE FEAR OF GETTING BACK INTO SOCIETY, BEING A PRODUCTIVE CITIZEN MOVING ON AND MAKING SOMETHING OF YOURSELF. YOU ALSO HAVE TO BEGIN HEALING TO LEARN WHY YOU TOOK THIS ROUTE IN THE FIRST PLACE; WHICH MEANS YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE DARK PLACES THAT YOU FOR SO MANY YEARS YOU ESCAPED. SOME WOULD RATHER DIE IN THEIR ADDICTION BECAUSE DIGGING OUT OF THIS DARK TUNNEL OF PAIN IS JUST TO MUCH.

BUT THAN YOU HAVE THE ADDICT THAT SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND THEY WILL DO ANYTHING, GO ANY ROUTE THEY HAVE TO, TO BE FREE. THE ADDICT THAT BELIEVES DEEP DOWN INSIDE THAT THERE HAS TO BE MORE TO LIFE FOR THEM. THEY REFUSE TO DIE. SOME COME OUT OF THE ADDICTION AND IS ABLE TO MOVE ON. OTHERS MAY HAVE LONG TERM ILLNESSES AND OTHERS MENTAL DAMAGES THAT WERE CAUSED BY THE CHEMICALS THEY CHOSE TO PUT INTO THEIR BODY.

I BELIEVE THAT DRUGS ARE A CHOICE, THAT TURNS INTO A HABIT THAT BECOMES AN ADDICTION. AN ADDICTION THAT CAUSES DEPRESSION, ANXIETIES, HALLUCINATIONS, BROKEN DREAMS, SHATTERED RELATIONSHIPS AND MANY SLEEPINESS NIGHTS; FOR SOME PROSTITUTION, CRIME, JAIL AND TO MANY SUICIDE OR DEATH BY OVERDOSE OR THE HEART JUST STOP BEATING. IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN I SEE BROKEN PEOPLE IN ADDICTION…I CRY BECAUSE I KNOW HOW THEY FEEL AND WHAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH.

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ADDRESS THE ROOT OF THE ISSUE WITH A SINCERE DEDICATION TO WALK THROUGH THE PROCESS OF HEALING; WITH GOD ON YOUR SIDE YOU WILL WIN.

I CHOOSE TO LIVE…I CHOOSE TO WIN…I CHOSE THE LIGHT

I BELIEVE THAT WHAT YOU SPEAK IS WHAT YOU ARE. I BELIEVE THAT LIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE. SO I DON’T BELIEVE  THE STATEMENT ” ONCE AN ADDICT ALWAYS AN ADDICT”…NO WONDER THE REHAB CENTERS HAVE REVOLVING DOORS.

THIS WASN’T AN EASY PROCESS FOR ME. I FOUGHT AGAINST MY ADDICTION ENDLESSLY FOR THE FIRST THREE YEARS…CHANGING MY ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT, MY ENTIRE WORLD. ELIMINATING EVERY SINGLE THING AND PERSON THAT REMINDED ME OF GETTING HIGH…EVEN TV SHOWS… THE MORE I FOUGHT THE STRONGER I GOT… UNTIL MY WILL TO LIVE WAS BIGGER THAN MY ADDICTION. AS I BEGAN TO LIVE MY ADDICTION BEGAN TO DIE.

I THEN TOOK STEPS TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF HEALING THE PAIN THAT I’D ESCAPED AND NUMBED MYSELF WITH DRUGS.YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THE PAIN IN ORDER TO RID THE ADDICTION. AN ADDICT HAVE TO LEARN WAYS TO COPE INSTEAD OF WAYS TO ESCAPE.

I ROCHELLE RICHEY WAS IN ADDICTION FOR 20 YEARS
CLEAN FOR 15 YEARS AND COUNTING
NO REHAB, NO RELAPSE
JUST A CHOICE TO LIVE
LEARN TO LOVE YOUR SELF
HEAL BEFORE YOU DEAL
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK
PUT GOD FIRST IN EVERYTHING
CHANGE YOUR LIFE

THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THAT DARK TUNNEL…YOU CAN LIVE…

 

ROCHELLE RICHEY AUTHOR OF “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”

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I Am Enough
I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works. Psalm 139:14

“A BLACK ROSE THRIVED” A Personal Memoir

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 Enjoy this   “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”   EXCERPT FROM   “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”

I’ve finally reached the beginning of the end of raging storms that have partnered with me for many years…escaping a tormented childhood that led to a dysfunctional development of teenage years, which concluded with an abusive marriage with a man I thought was the love of my life. I instantly became a single mom and was introduced to years of evictions, repossessions, illnesses. hardships and a bad choice in men. Through it all, I’ve learned humility, love, perseverance, happiness, forgiveness, loyalty and a great love for myself. Everything I went through made me who I am today.

” A Black Rose Thrived” will allow you to experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth. I decided to write my story because I realized that this was a major part of the healing process that was missing. It started as a journal and turned into a memoir. 

This memoir is written in excerpts because that’s just what they are…excerpts pulled from different segments of my life. It’s written in an interesting chronological timeline order of events. My hope is that you will be encouraged, challenged and informed on issues that you may have experienced, never encountered or may have questioned. This is my Story. This is my truth.


Author and Writer
Rochelle Richey©