“My addiction to drugs and alcohol is my life. I feel like I cannot ever be sober,” says Cassie. “I’ve never been normal, so I don’t know how to act.”
Cassie says when she first started using drugs in high school, she did it to fit in and reward herself. “When I would make honor roll, or when I would do really well, or get an A on a test, I would say, ‘OK. Now it’s time for the crack or cocaine,’” the 28-year-old says.
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Now, Cassie says she drinks two liters of vodka a day, and when she tried to stop, she had a seizure and almost died.
“I want to be clean and sober off everything. It’s so scary. I need healing,” Cassie says. “I need help. I’m going to die otherwise.”
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In the video above, hear how Cassie says she gets money for drugs. And, hear what she says about her relationship with her mother and father.
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