Rebecca Wicks

For as long as I can remember, I always thought I would be a drug addict for the rest of my life. Even though when I was 16 and took my first drag of Marijuana, I wasn’t thinking it would change my life forever. I know what you are thinking. Who are you to council anyone about the dangers of drug abuse? Well, to answer that, I was a 13 year long drug addict and I have been in recovery and sober for the past 2 years and 10 months. Back then, I would mask my every day pain and depression with my various addictions and with whatever would make me feel human that day; meth, Cocaine, pills, Marijuana, sometimes a mixture, just to name a few. I never liked Methamphetamine, but it was my first choice. It always made me numb inside, therefore, I would suppress my better judgment and inhale, inject, smoke; whatever it took to get it inside of me.

As you can imagine, this caused more grief than it ever did good. I became a slave to my addiction and the people that were feeding that wolf knew that. They took advantage of the fact that I was too high to get it or that I didn’t care, more likely the second one. It was in 2006 when I came crashing to the floor, literally. I was beyond wasted and on days of no food, sleep, very little water, my body was finished and it was off to the hospital I went. Hours and hours later, being pumped full of fluids, you would imagine that I would be done. NO! My addiction was my security blanket. I needed it to vanish the harsh reality of the life I hated for a fantasy world of which I would never wake from.

It wasn’t until 2011, being beaten and nearly killed by someone I loved that I realized, I wanted to be free. I looked to blogs, websites, former addicts, friends, anyone for help. It took me stepping completely away from everything I knew about life, moving to a place I never knew and wiping my slate clean that aided me in my sober life. I surrounded myself in a new world of non-users, new career where being sober was highly important for everyday function, I started a blog and reaching out to people all over the world, I alienated myself from my old life and came clean to my family about the horrors I once endured. Becoming open and honest with everyone made me feel like I was unstoppable, being sober made me feel like my life had finally began. At age 29 I finally started living and for the first time in 13 years, I realized I was absolutely fortunate to still be alive and I cherish every moment!

About the Author

Rebecca Wicks is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is in her third year of recovery. Rebecca, an active addict for 10 years, was a very depressed teen looking for anyway to numb the pain she felt inside. The results of self-hatred and a bad marriage only fueled the need to become the addict she was. Rebecca now has an addiction blog that is known worldwide and can be found at rebeccawicks2.blogspot.com. She is also the author of a thriller novel called Saving Anna, which is soon to be published, about a story of two American teens that travel to Australia who are kidnapped and tortured. Also she is still in the process of writing a self-help book, Answering the Call of the Wild: Breaking Drug Addiction, which looks into her personal experience with Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Marijuana and provides guidance to those who are seeking it.

Presently Rebecca works for Enterprise Rent a Car as a Customer Assistance Representative. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Assistance and is currently looking to go back to school for her Master’s in Psychology. She currently has people responding to her blog asking for her personal guidance in getting to the root of their addiction. Rebecca is married and is coming up on her first anniversary. She has two children, a dog, a cat, over 30 fish. She strongly believes that, “You must look inside your heart to find self-love. There is a difference between loving yourself and being in love with yourself. Which one you choose to follow, will only determine what success you wish to make for you.”


Comments (3)
3 Sunday, 13 November 2016 18:54
Georgenia Hewitt
I am so proud of you for facing your giants and moving on in life! We tend to be held captive by drugs and depression. We tend to find a way out the hard way. The hard way tends to be the last chance way!
2 Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:19
Jason Roberts
This is very inspiring. Keep it up and thank you for sharing your story. You should write a book!
1 Friday, 02 May 2014 19:30
Karrie Long
This is such an amazing story and the blog is so empowering. What a strong person you must be! So brave to open up to the world full of critical people who are just waiting to look down on you. You are lovely dear.

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