ADDICTION: Crystal Meth, Marijuana
Klea is a 19 year old meth amphetamine addict who has turned to prostitution in order to support her habit. With Kristina's help, Klea must face the demons in her past and escape her downward spiral before it ends in complete self-destruction.
Where Are They Now?
Klea started work recently and is doing well. She is currently taking vocal lessons, signed up for her GED, and has even completed her financial aid for school. She is also looking into a performing arts school so that she can pursue her passion in music and writing. Klea lives in a sober living facility in California and has made some close friends in her house. She's currently in IOP (intensive out patient) rehab which she will be finished with very soon. Klea goes to Alcoholics Anonymous or Nartcotics Anonymous meetings every day and is working the steps with a sponsor.
Update from Klea:
First of all, I want to thank everyone for all the emails and mail that have been written to me. It really means a lot to me that I could help in any way, especially since I was terrified to actually be part of this in the first place.
Well, I can start off by saying that I never thought I could feel like this. Ever. The freedom and peacefulness I feel right now is nothing like it used to be for me.
I started doing drugs heavily at the age of 14, thinking addiction and turmoil could never happen to me. It started off being fun, then it was fun with negative consequences which turned into living everyday miserably for a long time. I felt as though I was a slave to the lifestyle, not only the drug. I remember when I tried to get clean before, people told me I had to change everything, and I wasn't ready to do that. Like a lot of stubborn addicts, I had to find out the hard way that I was eventually going to hit bottoms I never thought possible. I never in a million years thought I'd end up the way I was, or ultimately feel as stuck as I was. I thought I was a hopeless case, and that recovery would never work for me. Life only seemed to be getting harder and harder, and with my twisted mentality, I thought it would be even harder to quit since the drug was "helping" me get through it all. It never occurred to me 'til the end that maybe it was the drugs that made life this way.
Addiction is very tricky in that way. It makes you think that you could stop whenever you want, but that there's no reason to because you arent really addicted. Truth is, when you think you can stop but don't, you've probably crossed the line into addiction.
Don't get me wrong, some people can drink or use and not have any problems, but I'm not one of them. First my self esteem was gone, then I started providing for myself in ways I knew were morally wrong and then I stopped doing normal everyday things such as sleeping, eating or even brushing my teeth. Anyways, my point for saying all that, is because this can happen to anyone who teases with using. It's as if you're possessed and don't know it until it's too late and you feel like you'd die if you didn't use, or die if you kept using. It's a horrible place to be and I'm here to tell everyone that its POSSIBLE to stop. Not only stop, but live a happier life that you'd ever think was possible. All you need is a desperation and hope that things could actually be better on the other side.
Now, I'm working a full-time job, living in a sober environment and pursuing my dreams in singing and songwriting. My goal is to attend a performing arts school if it's in God's will and do what I LOVE to do in life rather then merely what I HAVE to do. Everyone deserves to be happy and live a life full of accomplishments and success. I never in a million years would of thought I could do that but with some footwork and dedication, I feel as though I could do anything I want today.
Addicts are very creative, smart people, going to extreme lengths to get what they think they need. What if you used some of that will for your own good and put it in achieving sobriety? Think of the possibilities! This world could truly be a better place. Cut ties with the usual bad and run towards the good change. You will find this new love for yourself that is indescribable! I have starting my own youtube channel for now that I am blogging in, singing and answering questions I receive until I complete my new webpage. I really appreciate and look forward to messages and will always be here to listen for anyone that needs it. Thank you all and may the force be with you! ;)