Episode #6 - High Truths on Drugs and Addiction. Why do people develop addiction? Robert's journey.

Episode 6 February 01, 2021 00:38:50
Episode #6 - High Truths on Drugs and Addiction. Why do people develop addiction? Robert's journey.
High Truths on Drugs and Addiction
Episode #6 - High Truths on Drugs and Addiction. Why do people develop addiction? Robert's journey.

Feb 01 2021 | 00:38:50

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Show Notes

The question posed to High Truths and Dr. Lev is “why do people use drugs?” To answer this question Dr. Lev interviews Robert, a young man who struggled with a deadly addiction to intravenous drugs while living on the streets.

Be inspired by Robert’s journey from homeless and deadly. heroin addiction to becoming a straight A student in computer science.

From Robert:

My name is Robert.  I was born in Spokane, Washington in 1988.  I have three siblings; two older sisters and a twin brother who I consider my best friend.  I grew up in in a rural area outside of my hometown, and my first job was at a ranch supply store.  After high school, I worked as an automotive mechanic and battled several addictions.  I’ve been to three different treatment centers, but only graduated from one.  Late December of last year, I had a major infection caused by self-injection that required a total of six surgeries that kept me in the hospital for three months.  Those surgeries left me with major scarring on my left arm, but they were also the final motivation I needed to put my life back together.  I’m now a thirty-two year old freshman at Mesa College, studying to become a computer scientist.  I have now been sober for 305 days as of this writing, and I’ve never been happier in my entire life.

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