Meet Recovery Rockstar, Jeremy
Hi my name is Jeremy Scott and I am a person in recovery. Recovery from alcohol, meth and control addiction.
I started this dark chapter of drug and alcohol abuse when I was quite young, I was about 13 years old . Started with drinking then quickly on to smoking pot. I got kicked out of Jr. High school my 6th grade year for selling. Throughout my teenage years I dabbled a lot in psychedelics, acid, and mushrooms, but no drug got me like meth. This was my drug of choice.
Meth had a grip on me! It was a major part of my life and everything thing I did revolved around it, friendships, relationships, money ... Everything!!
When I was in my mid 20's I had meth cooks renting out places on my property up in the foothills of the county I lived in. Needless to say I had all the meth and any other drugs I wanted. Around this time, on my property I had one of these labs explode and and nearly sparked a wild fire. I was a very lucky not to end up in prison. This scared me straight. I wanted no part of this life anymore.
In my late 20's I moved into town from the foothills . I got a job and was clean and sober for the first time in my life. I worked my way up at this job and stayed clean and sober through out most of my 30's .
I had 10 years clean and sober, I had a beautiful family, great job, nice house, car and pretty much anything I've ever wanted. I worked hard for it. Well in these years of sobriety my ego got out of control. I seriously thought I had the disease of alcohol and drug addiction beat. I thought is was ok to go out and drink with OLD FRIENDS I haven't seen in the ten years I was clean and sober. They were all grown up as well, so I figured why not! Haha... Now the weekend drinking turned into almost everyday drinking . Then "the weekend" drinking became "getting too drunk to come home to my family" drinking! Hanging out with old (using) buddies while drinking, I also ran into old drug dealing friends . So when I went out and got too drunk, I'd run into these dealer friends of mine and asked them to get me high to sober up off the alcohol. This is when I stepped into darkness ..into the grips of an old lover, friend...meth ! This was the beginning of the end of my old life as I knew it!
With in 2 years of relapsing I lost everything! My family, my job, my car, and my home. I was crushed and couldn't see the light at the end of this tunnel until I asked my father for help. He got me into a wonderful treatment center in Grass Valley California called Serenity house . This place and the people there were amazing. I went from there to a Christian program where I stayed for a few months. When I was there I had a profound spiritual awakening which changed my entire being!
October 8, 2016 will be the 2 year marker in my clean and sober spiritual journey . Through out the 2 years I have completely changed my mind, body and soul! Now my purpose in life is to become the best human being and father for my beautiful children.
I now have a great job that I love and got my own place. I have my kiddos just about everyday. I rebuilt everything one day at a time with a lot of help from my higher power! Tell you the truth I wouldn't change a thing about my past because I wouldn't be the man that I am today without it!