She’s Sober Now – 

June 17, 2019 – It’s kind of like having a cup of coffee in the morning to wake up and a glass of wine in the evening to wind down — or using meth on Monday to get to work and heroin on Friday to ease into the weekend. Amelia says that’s how her drug use evolved to include meth. At first, drugs were just a fun thing she would do on the weekend — ecstasy and cocaine with her friends. Then, on Monday, Amelia would just go about her workweek. “I’m a horse trainer, so I worked really hard, but I also partied really hard,” she says. Then one weekend, when Amelia was feeling kind of hungover from the night before, a friend passed her a pipe and said it was opium. “I thought it was like smoking weed or hash, you know?,” Amelia says now. “I just thought it was like that.” She says she grew to like the opium stuff and eventually contacted the friend’s dealer. “The woman said, ‘How long have you been doing heroin for?’ and my jaw nearly hit the ground,” Amelia says. “I was just really, honestly, shocked. I was like, ‘What? I’ve been doing heroin this whole time?’ I felt really naive, really stupid for not even putting the two together.”

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