Well, yes (of course) and no. I miss my teeth. I don’t miss the fighting. I miss the comradery and the fun party times. I don’t miss coming down. I could go on but that’s not the real question. Having done meth and having that chapter of experience in my life (and that’s exactly what it could be for you too) it gave me direction.
Several months after being clean and several other big life changes, I decided I really wanted to help people. Having been so selfish with my life, I truly believe God directed me towards being service to others. I started a job working with teens and helping them survive on their own. I wasn’t that kind of person before meth; I was an executive secretary in my previous work before I blew those jobs with my addiction issues, so it was a line of work that was completely knew for me and I really loved it. I found my niche. I finally found what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up.’
I had never bothered with college before but my experience working with teens drove me to get my degree in Human Services. My meth addiction helped me write so many papers from personal experience, I excelled in school, and graduated two years ago with my Bachelors in Human Services.
I don’t know where I would be with my life now if I hadn’t done meth. In the weirdest, most destructive way it paved my path to service of others. And that is how God can turn something horrible into a blessing and service to others. He has promised to do that for you too! We’ll figure out what it is that you can learn from this experience and launch you onto a new path. I’ve said before, meth will be just a scar but it’s not your forever path. It’s not your judgment day. THERE IS NORMAL LIFE AFTER METH.