Talbot Goes Purple

Talbot Goes Purple

Talbot Goes Purple

Hi, I’m Kirby, and I’m an addict.

My clean date is May 18, 2018.

Growing up as a kid, I was a very spoiled kid. I got anything I wanted, went on vacations and was living the best life a child could dream of. I played lacrosse and basketball for years.

I have an older sister that I always looked up to. She’s also an addict, and my dad, he was an alcoholic. So I dealt with that growing up to when I hit middle school. I was in and out of trouble also in high school. I barely even graduated.

When I did finally graduate, I ended up with my kid’s father and got pregnant. I used the whole time. When I had him, I went to rehab, came out, was pregnant with my second son and got high again the whole time with him. He came a month early.

After that, I was selling drugs also, and I was in a drug bust — my house was on the news. It was embarrassing. But after that, I decided to go back to rehab. I had two relapses, and after that, I moved into Mission House and I stayed sober.

I got my own house, got my kids back, and I work my (tail) off to provide for them as a single mom. That’s hard to do, but I manage it, and I go through so much. But no matter what I will never give up. I love my life today, and my kids are very happy to finally have their mommy back.

Has your life been affected by substance use disorder? Are you willing to share your experience? Please email us: talbotgoespurple@gmail.com.

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