This is ME in 2010. I was addicted to Adderall, Xanax, Vicodin, and booze - basically I was addicted to anything I could get my hands on that would allow me to not feel, to numb the pain, and to escape myself.
I am a woman who has gone through the suffering and pain of addiction and I have hit at least ten rock bottoms OR more. I have hurt my family and I broke their trust. What saved me? It was treatment. Without it, I would be dead or permanently insane and I believe that with my whole heart. Because of my own experiences with addiction & recovery, I work as a treatment consultant. I help families and people who are hurting find treatment. I don't know how much you know about the treatment industry today. But, it's a difficult place to navigate. If you need help finding treatment for yourself or a loved one, please reach out to me. I am connected to the industry because I have worked in this field for the past 4 years. I deeply believe in helping others find their own path and their own solution. My promise is that I will direct you to ethical, reputable programs that will treat you with compassion. You are far more than your addiction. You are a person who has suffered so much that you found, in drugs or some other behavior, a temporary escape from that suffering. Remember that asking for help is a brave, courageous act. I am here to help.
Recovery is possible.
Email me at Lara@larafrazier.com if you or a loved one needs help.
The Greatest Gift. <3
I am finally at peace & it's real.
WE DO RECOVER.
CLEAN & SOBER since 2/10/2014. I had to go through treatment 4 times. I had to live homeless in my car. I had to be committed to psych wards. I am such a different person than who I used to be. You have the power to change your life. Trust me.
This is a before & after. The first pic is of me in 2011, addicted. I was in sober living. I had just completed my first rehab and I had recently relapsed. I was pretending to be clean & happy, but addiction had it's hands around me. The after picture was at one of my best friend's wedding's in late 2017. I am free, happy. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.