Beating Opioid Addiction | Joy’s Story

For over 30 years, Joy battled addiction. Now with four years in recovery, she tells her story.

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  1. No wonder you succeeded you have so much love and encouragement around. My family absolutely abandones you and despises you if you're hooked on drugs. my mom being one even though she gave me drugs when I was a little kid. And now I do do them as an older person and want off so bad . I have no support makes it very hard to get off of and I need and want to bad. everytime I try I wish somebody would call and say hey how are you doing are you okay or just come and touch me and rub my back or something but I don't have anything like that

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  4. Maam can you send me your link or place where my son can get the proper counselling and transformation. We don't have this in India. My son is 24 years old. Please help me find one in your place.

  5. My daugther shes been on heroin for about 7 years lost everithing all her babies 5 of them the youngest one got taken away right in the hospital hes was born a heroin addict had to be in the hospital ! month detoxing him so sad well right now shes on recovery sjes doing well and Im there for 100% pray for us please I love this story it gives me hope!!

  6. Your awesome!! Congrats on your sobriety. 🎉💪I also was on opiate's for 25 years. I am currently 1 year and 8 months sober! And like you said… Wow what a great feeling! I truly hate it when I think back on how many years of my life I wasted! With that said.. I truly love my life now. My husband is on a lot of pain killers for many health issues that currently for him is necessary. My old addicted self would of went crazy knowing he had something I loved and wanted. Now I know that I am truly sober cause I don't even think about the pills around me. Any how… be so proud of yourself and continue to be the happy beautiful 🤗sober woman you are. Congratulations 🎉

  7. Any one have any pointers on how to start getting clean? Have been using since I was 18 and I'm now 22 and I wake up everyday hoping it would be my last… shit's rough and really takes a toll on not on my mental but physical health. I barley even eat or sleep anymore. I'm ready to quit but at the same time I'm not ready to face all the pain I've just shoved down and ignored all my life. Plus being diagnosed with bi-polar and severe depression makes thing's even harder. Someone hell because I don't know what else to do anymore…

  8. man i’m hella young and got into this way too young i’m 15 btw, i fell into cocaine, xanax, codeine, fentynal, percocets etc. quitting was the best thing i’ve could’ve done, and i just wanna let people know their not alone, and detoxification is possible

  9. I'm just looking for some help. I have recently became aware that an old friend is heavy into drugs but he wants to stop. Can anyone give me any helpful advise? Like what's the best way to approach the situation and what not? No trolls please.

  10. I’m laying in the dark nauseous tired and very mentally tired I’m tired of this cycle of lying and hurting my mom and kids I’m at my breaking point I just wanna quit this addiction

  11. I lost my best friend literally on my birthday to a herion/xanas overdose.. me and him would drink and do blow together and at the time I thought it was fun staying up, the girls' the madness.

    But after a year of doing that I RELAZIED ITS STOLE EVERYTHING THAT I WAS! I decided to get sober after I lost my friend, and I am finally making music and loving life again.

    Recovery gives us new life. I just put out a video last night SEARCH STYLEZ MAJOR LOST IN A HIGH, its a song of me opening up to levels I never have before about losing a friend, my own addictions, and losing my dad to the same thing. I am at 36k subs now as an indie artist and would mean a lot if even one of you from this video came and listened to my story, thanks yall STAY STRONG, LOVE.

  12. God blesed u im going throw opiod adiction i already stop taking 75% of what i was taking i feel really bad but i know god will help me to win this battle god blesed every one that is goi g throw this

  13. hello my name is Horace and cabbage and I have a new channel on your called The liberation of my soul and it's based off of the book that I wrote I'm a life coach and I'm a recovering drug addict I want to have a needle exchange program I want to get addicts into treatment as soon as possible I want to have a 24-hour hotline but I need your help and support please go to my channel deliberation of my soul like my videos and subscribe to my channel check my videos out I'm an honest guy trying to just do the right thing I had several overdoses and almost died but I lived and so I lived to do this this is my life's calling and I beg for your help please like and subscribe my videos thank you and God bless you

  14. Drug addiction is very hard to beat but anyone struggling is strong enough to get through it. Going to drug groups can help because there are people to relate too and can support you. My Snapchat is @user_unnamed if anyone needs some words of encouragement or just someone to talk to. I understand that it’s not always easy to beat drug addiction but when you get into a routine of work, self care, even reading about addiction is very useful because you can learn a lot about yourself and addiction and better ways to cope. No matter how deep into addiction you are, you can always find the willpower to get better. Never give up on yourself. Even if you feel like you have no one strangers who can understand how hard it is do care and only wish the best for anyone struggling. I believe in anyone struggling that you can do it and it will be worth it in the end. You may relapse but that’s ok. It’s only part of addiction and it doesn’t matter the circumstances in life. It only matters how you react to them

  15. She only loves mainly to her mother and her grandmother. For me, I love my family and I love everybody else even if they're never there for me I know they need it too. I don't think too much about who is my friend, I rely to God the Father and I love those who say that they don't believe in God, they still have love in them.

  16. Wow! Drug addition is not a disease, sickness or illness. Cancer is a sickness, diabetes is a sickness and heart disease is self explanatory , not making a conscious informed choice to get high because “you like it !” How many people do you know that “like” their illness, sickness or disease? Addiction is the long term use and relapsing condition of a person compulsively seeking and using drugs (legal and ill legal see alcohol ) to get high despite adverse and severe consequences to themselves, their family and loved ones. I have addicts in my family and know some in other families that everyday make the “informed “ choice and the decision. Someone who willingly ruin their health and relationships as a result of chasing a high are beyond selfish.

  17. This is what I’m going through right now my head hurts a lot thinking bad things but I don’t want to think but it’s too hard not too think I’m trying to feel happy but my mind doesn’t allow it for some reason I’m I okay

  18. The first day I used I knew I was I trouble. It was my new God. His love is unconditional, he would never leave me, protect me from all harm….. until I tried to leave. Then he is your worst nightmare. Physical mental emotional pain like nothing you've ever endured. The farther is you got away, the more persistent he is. Come back I'm sorry I love you just one more chance and I promise never to hurt you again. Im the only one that loves you. And I would relapse. And relapse again. Each time losing a little bit more of my health and more of my mind. It's an abusive relationship that there was no end and no escape….. Except death.

  19. To whom it may concern following teaching of Islam according to its teaching I swear it's relieve every pain n you'll never hold stress for so long don't judge Islam according to d teaching of the media's it's all lie search with wanna to know well not to criticize you'll soon fine Islam is all bout peace n reliever of everything I swear follow zakir Naik, mufti menk etc you'll see how Islam can make you clean n appreciate what u have with patient

  20. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds
    Psalms 147:3

    Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
    John 14:6 (NKJV)

    Jesus is the only way to heaven.

    Salvation:

    Confess and repent of all your sins in prayer
    Forgive those who have harmed you (this will free you from anger) as Jesus forgave you
    Believe Jesus died to blot out your sins and that He is your Saviour
    Believe He rose again 3 days later in the flesh by God's hand
    Be baptised fully immersed in water and be baptised in the Holy Spirit
    Repent daily
    By grace you are saved through Faith (belief)
    Live pure and stop sinning
    Follow the spiritual laws:
    Love you neighbour as yourself and love God with all your heart, soul and mind. Believe Jesus is Lord.
    Do fruitful works

  21. I have over 300 pills of xanax in my room now 25 pounds of hash was planning on enjoying the next month as if it was gonna happen lol but after consuming 30 pills now all i feel is being tired more everyday and out of touch with reality with who I’m really and what i wanna do with my life but after god lead watch this video i swear to god im never poppin a single pill of any drugs ever in my life. May god be with u all battling this disease cause it is a fucking disease

  22. Your story sounds like mine except my journey was 40yrs I worked all of the above a so called functional addict not knowing that I was hurting the ppl I love most, now I'm in recovery and I love this way of life better keep up the good work peace to you and yours

  23. Opiates is like getting a hug from somebody that knows you need a hug. I had no friends gfs nothing and got hooked on feeling content. Hey I'm off saboxen I still smoke weed but I can go days while being sober and it's been a long time since I didn't need anything to enjoy things I love. I still don't have many friends but sometimes me being a natural idiot in my day to day activities happens to make people laugh and I enjoy that very much . Good luck in your struggles and woes cause your eventually going too wake up and have that determination but you need to jump on that when it happens or it will be an even longer time In that void. Feel sad be in pain but love the fact your not numbing it and realize that means you have a chance .

  24. Sorry for this. 🙏 I'm not a bad person, just a desperate breadwinner. Lost so much since 2020. Have a spare $1? Savin' to get a laptop (homejob). No opportunities outside due to constant lockdown. 😷

    Off-topic, I know. 😔 I hope you understand the desperation. I know some people need more help than me and my family but I hope that does not invalidate my cry for help. 😢 Things are getting worse here. We don't have stimulus checks or anything like USA. So I'm just really doing whatever I can to put food on the table. We may not be killed by the virus but the situation is surely slowly killing us. 💔 Peace be with you. ❤ GOD bless. 🙏

    And to anyone who's also struggling, let's hold on tight. All will soon be well. 🌈🌈🌈

  25. I'm Brazilian and the same things the pharmaceutical companies did to US pushing these drugs to the people, they're doing to us Brazilians and I'm gonna do a documentary about the hell I've been through because of opioids!

  26. Beautiful ❤️. I Have 2 years sober as of May 24th 2022. And watching this helped me get another day sober. Thank you and thank god for removing my obsession.

  27. 17 years old trying to get off snorting perc 30’s I’m really struggling and trying to get clean any advice? Don’t want to start doing fentanyl again but I feel like sooner or later it’s gonna happen again

  28. Please come Jesus. Brothers Sisters the last book of the Bible KJV Revelation is coming to pass before our eyes. Good news The Gospel 1 CORINTHIANS 15 1-4 KJV The Death Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Please see Brother Robert Breaker HOW TO GET SAVED 14 minute video. This lady had the Lord.

  29. WOW, YOUR AMAZING, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH GOD ON YOUR SIDE I’M BATTLING ADDICTION MYSELF FOR OVER 20yrs NOW! GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL STORY, BECAUSE SO FAR I VE GOTTEN OFF FROM EVERY PRESCRIBED OPIATE IVE EVER KNOWN ABOUT, AND GOTTEN THROUGH COMA FOR 10days , I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ME BUT NOW I’M HAVING TROUBLE KICKING BUPRENORPHINE!

  30. Thank you, I think we can or should practice mindfulness yoga and truth compassion always to control stress disorders and maintain healthy life..diet can should be more life fulfilling healthy and meaningful ,sathvic or vegetarian to control stress concentration

  31. Thank you for your bravery, honesty, & strength in telling your story. We as addicts & alcoholics are very ill. It’s a long process & journey in recovery, but it’s a journey that’s absolutely worth it and finally frees your soul from those demons who have held you down for so long.
    Stay strong y’all! You got this! God’s got you. The Universe has you. One day at a time . 🛐☦️☮️💟💪🏻🙏🏻

  32. Well I wrote a comment 4 months ago, I was just getting started with my recovery now I'm 7months clean and I feel like a new person ,for anyone out there it's never too late for help but you have to want it as bad as you wanted to get high like I said before I had a 40yr run don't let life pass you by, my heart goes out to all in need may God bless you.

  33. I’m 20 been on opiates for 2 years Fentanyl, Methadone, and Opana and withdrawals are absolute hell i don’t know how I’ll ever get off I really messed up bad this time

  34. Thank you for sharing. I’m watching as many videos as I can to learn how to be a supportive spouse to an addict. God bless all you who are trying to get clean

  35. I haven't used for about 5 years now and have never seen it as a "disease". It was a bad decision that I chose to make that had really bad consequences. I knew I was playing with fire and so does everyone else who uses. Stop making excuses and take responsibility y'all.

  36. It usually starts with that casual first time, often as a result of not being tagged a weakline, which then grows to become an untamed monster that has outgrown its innocence. As with many other addictions, substance abuse addiction can be a life and career threatening experience that requires a lot of conscious effort to overcome, which is what has been shown here. I also recommend having a workbook like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Worksheets for Substance Abuse by Portia Cruise can be a very handy companion to track your progress, stay motivated, and avoid relapse.

  37. If you here cause friends/family,cut them off I know it's easier said than done but addiction is a diseases and rehab only works if you want it to,sadly put they gave up when they first did opiods and they only gonna realize what they had till its gone, it's sadly seems like it's the same story , smoke eases the pain,so we buy smoke, then you stuck in the middle of nowhere whining you broke cause you spent it on smoke then they start thinking what if they did something different like fukin time travel exist news flash it doesn't focus on the future now, cut off those people cause it's the same sh!t I swear you can try to help but you can't help the helpless but only you can help you…. hopefully you swallow that bitter truth that they did that to themselves without realizing their actions (the lifestyle so they say) in the present so please be aware what you are doing don't fall for peer pressure cause 6/10 times they gettin you addicted so you can buy their next sack (GET WELL) this a cold world when it comes to this, funny how to relieve one's pain its passed on to others ,we live in a society.

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