Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jenelle Evans Heads Back To Rehab

After repeatedly telling the world that she was sober and had not used any drugs since she found out she was pregnant while I told you the complete opposite, Jenelle Evans decided to admit herself to rehab for the first time since November. She is back in rehab because of her continued use of heroin and inability to stop using. To me, heroin seems to be the toughest drug to rid yourself of. Even with methadone and all of the other substitutes you can give yourself, I always feel like once you try that it is all over for ever being truly the same person you were before heroin. All you do all day is think about the first time you did it and just chasing that high. I don't know if any other drug does that in quite as evil of a way.

47 comments:

Mitchellaneous said...

Hope she gets help. I can't see the allure of drugs like heroin and meth, especially with how much info is out there about how badly they eff up your life.

seaward said...

"rehab for the first time since November."

Ah, it feels like only yesterday...

rejectedcarebear said...

Heroin is so bad in my area, kids are dying every week. And I do mean kids, as in teenagers. I know of at least 5 people I graduated with who have fatally overdosed. Its tragic because some of those people had children.

So I hope this girl gets help because even if she doesn't have custody of her child, she is still a mother and her son needs her to be sober.

hunter said...

Oh carebear that's awful! Wow so bad. :(

It seems like Meth & Heroin are the two drugs one should really avoid like the plague. Stay home & smoke weed folks.

dia papaya said...

Well said RCB!

libby said...

Amen, hunter!!!

Hi all CDaN friends!

misspeg86 said...

And this is why I haven't even contemplated trying heroin. Way too scary to think what could happen!

nancer said...

i'm afraid jenelle is a lost cause. she couldn't even give up pot and now she's on heroin. nothing seems to be enough incentive to make her choose to get serious about not using drugs---including her son.

VIPblonde said...

I just watched last night's Teen Mom 2. Janelle dumped Gary (the marine) because he had sex with one of her friends. Valid reason. Oh, did I mention he slept with one of her friends BEFORE he and Janelle started dating? Then she went crazy and started throwing his stuff and dumped him. Stay tuned for next week, when she gets back together with Keefuh (and starts heroin)

GemTwist said...

Why do people start doing meth & heroin? Don't they know how it's going to end up? Or is it that they don't care?

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libby said...

GemTwist---I heard it described** that for 99% of people, they can try those drugs here and there, and walk away every time--no addiction. But for a few, you fall in love with the drug from the FIRST go, and never let go.
You never know if you're going to be one of the ones who can't just be a casual user.
I never wanted to be a slave to a drug. It's why I rarely drink too---addiction is in my genes, too risky.

**(I had a friend who was a cokehead/dealer in NO for a decade. He described it to me that way.)

LottaColada said...

@VIP- that's really sad. I saw the reunion special where Jenelle and Barabara couldn't stop gushing about the marine.

Amber said...

A lot of people tell themselves they're stronger than the drug, and they won't get hooked like everyone else. Then they get SO SICK coming off it, they keep using to avoid the sick. Methadone isn't really much better. It blocks the opiate high, but it still pretty much makes you "high". I know a girl on it right now, and she can't even make it through a meal without nodding off. Addicts should be forced to watch Requiem for a Dream and Gia on loop for month straight A Clockwork Orange-style. Ick.

Amber said...

LOL @ Karrots

libby said...

Amber, I think RfaD should be shown to middle-school students...SCARED STRAIGHT, fo sho.
Along with gory childbirth videos, screaming baby footage, and a taste of the family court system, what the word CHILD SUPPORT means.

The day ends with a pinata full of birth control & condoms.

Amber said...

@libby - that's right! Shock therapy. The thought of getting gangrene in my arm makes me gag.

Its just U said...

Its terrible sad to see that. Heroin is a bitch.
I grew up in an area that is riddled with heroin. Some families have 2 or even 3 generations on it. It is the worst drug ever.
When I had my kids I moved away to the furthest point possible. I didn't want them growing up thinking it was normal to have junkies around. It is so sad to see how it destroys people, families and community.
My parents still live around there and everytime I visit they tell me about some poor kid who was found dead or ODed. I get sad. Some of these are still just kids.
You need a will of steel to overcome addiction. It is hard but it can be done.
I hope for this girl and her child she can find her strength.

GemTwist said...

For real. My kid is definitely seeing Requiem, Spun and maybe Kids, I can stomach it.

figgy said...

40 short years to go till the hubs and I turn 90 and get to try heroin. w00t.

I'm sure I'd looooove heroin but am too terrifed (and non-stupid) to ever do hard drugs. But then, we figure any time after age 90 is a bonus anyway, so why not give it a whirl then? hee hee

figgy said...

I went to grad school with a guy who, while writing his dissertation on a Fulbright Scholarship overseas, did heroin recreationally. His dissertation won the top award at our university that year, was published as a book (that almost never happens) and he is now a full professor at one of the world's top universities.

Apparently there are a RARE few who can do it and not get hooked. Go figure.

libby said...

GemTwist---That's good parenting. Seriously. If you can sit with your kid and be there to discuss addiction, after watching a true-to-life horror movie about drugs,---you're a caring parent, that's all I'll say.

misspeg86 said...

@Amber Oh, I remember before I took any drug ever I watched Requiem For A Dream and thought that it was a really great, artistic movie. I watched it a second time (after experimenting a few times with pot and esctacy) and got completely freaked out (wasn't on anything at the time of the movie). I have never seen that movie in the same light ever again!

lc said...

When I started doing meth and heroin, before my daughter, I really didn't know how it would be. The H gets you because your body gets physically dependent on it. If I knew that, I wouldn't have even tried it.
I don't like the teen moms but I hope Jenelle can get the help she needs. I wouldn't wish heroin addiction on any one.
I am also happy that my 8 yr old has never seen me in active addiction!

SueRH said...

RCB and ItsJustYou - what part of the country did you grow up in?

dia papaya said...

Thanks for sharing lc! Glad you and your daughter are in a better place and dare I say a happier place? High five to you!

Lioness70 said...

My brother beat a heroin addiction. Took him many, many years and one near-death episode.

This is why I never bothered with this shit. I was the girl who couldn't even have one bump of coke, because it might kill me. (Heart defect)

I don't get the appeal of being fucked up and out of it. The one time I was - on prescription ADs, no less - I was chomping on the bit to "get back to normal". Clear head and clear thoughts for me, thanks.

Lioness70 said...

I absolutely agree that kids need to know how unglamorous drugs really are.

They know what happened to their brother, and their stepbrother is fucked up on Oxy, pot, and a few other lovelies. My 13 yo said, I'm not screwing up my future (he wants to be an AF pilot) for a few minutes of "feeling good".

Smart kid. Let's hope it sticks with him.

Its just U said...

I live in Dublin, Ireland. We've had a major epidemic of heroin now for about 20 years.
It has been around for a lot longer, obviously, but found a resurgence in the 90's.
People were going to raves and doing tons of E then going to house parties and using heroin to come down. I know because I was there.
It was all fun and games and getting off our heads til the needles came along.
A lot of the older users had children, and now grandchildren, who are also users.
It becomes normal when you see it everyday. When everybody does it it is not shocking or secretive, just very sad.

Its just U said...

Good woman Ic. Stay strong.

Its just U said...

I know how that story goes. Another school friend of mine died this month from heroin overdose. She had been using for over 20 years but had been clean recently, started again at Christmas, gone before Easter.
So sad.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

@amber, totally agree. Trainspotting is a good one too.

Sherry said...

Libby I like your plan...

Opiates are a struggle...I've been there, I know.

Desiree said...

Just recently watched trainspotting! That movie is bazarro, but well done and to the point. I watched most of Requium, but couldn't finish it. Shit freaks me the f*ck out.
I also had a school mate pass away from a Heroin overdose a couple weeks ago.

It's just sad period.

smash said...

Watching my "friends" take adderall and drink heavy has seriously scard me from not want to ever take pills. I already don't drink but the pills just turn normal people into idiots, these are not people who were prescribed it but are taking it "recreationally". I just don't get it and that's fine.

bobbi_1025 said...

Within 1 1/2 years I lost 2 of my cousins to drug od's. One was found face down in a crack making house with a pipe underneath her. Atleast one of the people there called the cops for help after they scrubbed the house down with bleach and had the ac cranking to air out the chemical smell. My other cousin took a handful of methadone when the car he was in got pulled over by the cops. He started seizing and chocking. His friends were nice enough to drop him off at his front door, which is where my aunt tripped over his dead body a few hours later.
The father of my niece is a meth head. The shit he does and has done is pathetic. The fact that my sis in law continues to secretly be with him is mind boggling. She makes excuses like "Oh meth is the hardest drug to kick cause you will want it everyday of your life. " yet plenty of people have overcome it.

Sorry I'm ranting. Those of you that have read my posts before know I have a MAJOR fucked up family. Add the stress of buying a house and I'm like a ticking bitch bomb waiting to implode.

bobbi_1025 said...

*choked*

Paleo Dame said...

My brother was a heroin addict for more than ten years, and he went to rehab repeatedly, and tried methadone, but none of that worked for long. What ultimately got him off heroin is a drug called Naltrexone, which blocks the opiate receivers in the brain, so basically he couldn't get a high off heroin anymore. He's been clean almost 8 years and I don't know why Naltrexone is not used instead of methadone, because it works. It's apparently also effective for alcohol addiction.

Amber said...

@Paleo Dame - Thank you for posting that. I just passed that name along to the person I know on methadone.

SueRH said...

I'm sorry, ItsJustU, that's really sad. :( It's crazy how common this is getting, I don't understand it.

Anna Nonymous said...
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Anna Nonymous said...

OH come on Enty, come off it. I was addicted to prescription pain killers, which are synthetic heroin. It's possible to get off them, and have a normal life. If someone's craving something and obsessing about it, then that't the person, I certainly don't feel that way. Have you ever enjoyed a vicodin or norco? the feeling from it? Do you obsess about it and can't live your life without searching for ways to get more of them? It's up to the individual, and if they are an addict in their personality, their individual lives, their spirituality, many things. It's up to the person. What about your drinking and turning margarita day in to margarita weekend? just saying

Redd said...

you can take prescription pain killers and not get high- I have been taking them for 5 years straight- chronic pain make ya insane! But, I don't think about them and yearn for them or any of that nonsense. This item's writer has the need for dramatic verse.

feraltart said...

It's a combination of things that make something addictive to a person. I have a friend who had chronic fatigue & became addicted to Nurofen & had to wean herself off. I took Nurofen for my severe endometriosis for 20 years & had no problem not taking them between my periods or after my hysterectomy. Sympathy to those who are battling addiction, hope you beat it &/or that your loved ones beat it.

nudibelle said...

im so amazed when i hear about YOUNG kids gettin hooked on dope? Such a hard drug, what the hell makes you do that

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Imodium is your friend!

Imodium (loperamide) can be used to kick an opiate addiction. It's also an opiate, but unlike methadone, etc., it can't get you high. It's completely legal and very cheap. Take it awhile, then taper off gradually.

1: It stops withdrawal.
In the "right now" moment, it stops the person from having to steal or sell themselves. A day later and not sick, you've made it this far, why not go ahead and quit?

2: It does so with no high.
You can drive without nodding off, you can think clearly, you can pass a drug test, you can go to work.

3: Cheap, legal, no prescription needed.
No visiting the methadone clinic every day, no going through a doctor.

Of course, everyone is different, and opiate addiction is no joke. If anyone's trapped, google it! There's more info out there, people's experiences. It just sucks when people are dying from bad drugs, overdoses, getting arrested, losing their kids.

E Gee Be said...

I appreciate those of you who share your stories, whether about your own experiences or your families. And I hope you do with every young person in your lives. I live in a small island community and the acceptance for drug and alcohol abuse is insane. Consequently I know waaaayyyy too many dead friends for being in my early 40's. and being far from perfect, I have so much respect for you guys that speak your truth.
And I wish that knucklehead teen mom janelle figures it out, but I don't know if she is smart enough. Poor girl, and even more so, her poor baby.