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I have several stories to share but I will share this miracle with you and hope it will be a blessing to all that read and please share with others. I was heavily addicted to drugs crack cocaine and PCP for 9 years. It was fun in the beginning but during my 7th - 9th year I was miserable. I wanted to stop and tried everything I knew to stop but nothing I tried seemed to work.

One day I said to God, "Lord I have tried everything I know to stop using but I can not stop, can you please help me. I don't know what else to do. I received and immediate answer in my spirit. "Stop trying, let go of your will and give it to me." So I did.

What I remember is that I truly believed God would do what he said he would do. I continued using but what was different was my expectation and my thoughts. All I could do was think about what life was going to be like addiction free. Less than 30 days later I had gotten up that morning went out to do my normal hustle to get drugs and as I was walking down the street something stopped me right in my tracks. I don't know what it was but it felt like a being that liquefied supernaturally pouring itself on me, starting with my head and flowing thou and throughout my body down to my toes. Immediately afterward I said out loud, "I am done. Thank you Thank you Thank you." I knew with every fiber of my being that it was done.

That was over 16 years ago and since that moment I haven't had a craving or desire to use again.

asked 02 Aug '10, 20:55

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Tracy Jackson

edited 02 Aug '10, 21:25

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Please note that this posting was written by koachx100 , not by me ( ). We appear to be having some problems with our forum software with this posting. Sorry for the inconvenience and apologies to koachx100 for the misattribution

(02 Aug '10, 21:11) Barry Allen ♦♦

@Barry: I cleaned up the formatting and punctuation a bit. If this is a problem, feel free to rollback the edit again.

(02 Aug '10, 21:26) Vesuvius

@Vesuvius, your editing was fine. I rolled it back originally because the software was wrongly attributing the posting to you. But then rolling it back then attributed it to me instead. I see it has now attributed it to you again. Oh well :-|

(02 Aug '10, 21:44) Barry Allen ♦♦

Yes it was strange to me when I was posting that it was not accepting my punctuations not sentence structuring.

(02 Aug '10, 21:49) Tracy Jackson

I've now regenerated the Community Wiki summary and the posting seems to be correctly attributed to koachx100 again

(02 Aug '10, 21:52) Barry Allen ♦♦
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Thank you for sharing your story.

As more people become willing to be open and share their experiences with (and their recovery from) addiction, it inspires others to make the same commitment. With that inspiration comes the belief and encouragement for more people to lift their lives out of addiction and into a better place.

I have heard many stories of people who, once they made a truly inspired decision to quit, were able to do so with much less severe withdrawal symptoms. It would seem that the power of God is able to forgive even those trespasses that change the chemical structure of your body. In that way, it is a bodily redemption of sorts, isn't it? A healing.

Many congratulations.

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answered 02 Aug '10, 21:04

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Yes it is that in a nutshell, A healing.

(02 Aug '10, 21:48) Tracy Jackson

How wonderful for you, I am so glad. It was nice of you to share this story with us! Best wishes.

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answered 02 Aug '10, 21:12

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Thank you for sharing such an inspiring, intimate part of your life. I"m sure it will prove to be an inspiration for many :)

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