Candice
Journal of Candice This story must be told
Most of us dream Some of us dream to be  in a loving home
What destroys dreams?
This is the choice my mother made
Long before I was born even before my two older brothers… who were taken away
Rescued by Child Services Many broken bones
Children lost to foster care, she continued  to have more children My sister Amanda, and then me
Then she married Johnny Lee My stepfather was a drug dealer
Drugs became their way of life They made them in our house
When I was only 12 My step father gave me methamphetamine
He did this so I’d have sex with him
I did not want this I did not want sex with my stepfather
I was a drug addict  against my will I was alone…
When I was 15 I was desperate to leave On May 8, 2003, I tried to save myself by escaping the house
Alone and afraid
He found me
Dragged me inside
I was beat up By both mom  and  Johnny
My parents injected me With a lot of meth
I died This is me
They spent three hours Trying to cover  their tracks
This did happen All because of Meth
Methamphetamine is the  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/explorer/2592/Videos/05499_00#tab-Videos/05499_00
Definition Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates the psychological reward system by incre...
Video segment courtesy of National Geographic CHANNEL
teacher coach police officer Create a support group that you can talk to
Need support outside of your available adults?  Call us at DAMMAD  Toll Free: 800-656-5241  At Dammad, we are parents…and ...
Remember,  This did happen All because of Meth Candice
Presentation developed by Presentation Partners Thanks to those who helped  Donors-   Trezza Family of Middletown NJ Benne...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Through My Eyes

909 views

Published on

Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates the psychological reward system by increasing levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain
It can be smoked, snorted, injected and ingested orally.

Published in: Health & Medicine, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
909
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
8
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
9
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • One thing I’ve always liked is writing stories in my journal. This is a story that doesn’t end the way it should, but it’s a story that has to be told. 
  • Most of us dream of growing up to be happy, healthy people with careers and friends, to fall in love, and pursue our passions and interests.  We all share the desire to live in a safe, warm, and loving home.
  • What if I told you there was something you could do that would completely destroy your dreams?  If it caused you to become a liar, a thief, a rapist, or a murderer, would you do it?  Would you do it if you wound up homeless and completely devoid of moral character? 
  • This is the choice my mother made.
  • She made it before she had me and before she had my two brothers, who were taken away from her. 
  • My little brother Cody was only five and a half months old when he was rescued by Child Protective Services with broken bones all over his body. 
  • While they were in foster care, my mom had another baby, my sister Amanda.  After that, she had me.
  • Then she married my stepfather Johnny Lee. He was a drug dealer.
  • Soon, drugs became their way of life. They even figured a way to make them in our house.
  • When I was only twelve, my stepfather started giving me methamphetamine, an addictive, illegal drug. 
  • He did this so I'd have sex with him. 
  • I didn't want to have sex with my stepfather. 
  • I didn't want to be a drug addict.  But the more I reached out for help… the more I was left alone.
  • Finally, when I was 15 years old, I became desperate. So on May 8, 2003 I snuck out of the house.
  • Alone and afraid I tried to hide underneath Johnny's truck
  • But he found me.
  • He dragged me inside. 
  • Then my mom and Johnny beat me up all night long and into the morning.
  • Finally, my parents injected me with enough methamphetamine to get me under control.
  • For good.
  • They spent three hours afterwards, cleaning up to make it look like this nightmare never happened.
  • But it did.
  • Meth, has been classified as the worlds most dangerous drug. A drug that is so hideous it caused parents to kill their child.
  • Meth does more than stimulate the brain. You have to increase the amount of meth intake to achieve the same effects from your initial dose - thus begins the downward spiral of addiction.
  • Sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation and see no easy way out. Look for a support group of adults, what you should realize is that many adult professionals are also parents and can help those in trouble, especially kids.
  • If you need help you can also call us at Dads and moms against drug dealers. We are more than an organization, we are parents…and we’ve been there.
  • Silence – the power of no voice here.
  • If you need help you can also call us at Dads and moms against drug dealers. We are more than an organization, we are parents…and we’ve been there.
  • Through My Eyes

    1. 1. Candice
    2. 2. Journal of Candice This story must be told
    3. 3. Most of us dream Some of us dream to be in a loving home
    4. 4. What destroys dreams?
    5. 5. This is the choice my mother made
    6. 6. Long before I was born even before my two older brothers… who were taken away
    7. 7. Rescued by Child Services Many broken bones
    8. 8. Children lost to foster care, she continued to have more children My sister Amanda, and then me
    9. 9. Then she married Johnny Lee My stepfather was a drug dealer
    10. 10. Drugs became their way of life They made them in our house
    11. 11. When I was only 12 My step father gave me methamphetamine
    12. 12. He did this so I’d have sex with him
    13. 13. I did not want this I did not want sex with my stepfather
    14. 14. I was a drug addict against my will I was alone…
    15. 15. When I was 15 I was desperate to leave On May 8, 2003, I tried to save myself by escaping the house
    16. 16. Alone and afraid
    17. 17. He found me
    18. 18. Dragged me inside
    19. 19. I was beat up By both mom and Johnny
    20. 20. My parents injected me With a lot of meth
    21. 21. I died This is me
    22. 22. They spent three hours Trying to cover their tracks
    23. 23. This did happen All because of Meth
    24. 24. Methamphetamine is the http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/explorer/2592/Videos/05499_00#tab-Videos/05499_00
    25. 25. Definition Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that strongly activates the psychological reward system by increasing levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain It can be smoked, snorted, injected and ingested orally..
    26. 26. Video segment courtesy of National Geographic CHANNEL
    27. 27. teacher coach police officer Create a support group that you can talk to
    28. 28. Need support outside of your available adults? Call us at DAMMAD Toll Free: 800-656-5241 At Dammad, we are parents…and we’ve been there. Presentation developed by Presentation Partners
    29. 29. Remember, This did happen All because of Meth Candice
    30. 30. Presentation developed by Presentation Partners Thanks to those who helped Donors-   Trezza Family of Middletown NJ Bennett Family of LA Center WA Frank Verrill Jon Newsome    Paul Schuepp Tonya Ridgway  Eric S Peerless   Michael Thomas Jenelle Buckley   Roger Lehrer Richard Blais   Maria Daniels Cavalieri   Benjamin Bawden Pamela DeGuzman Gleich Robert Frank Strait John Paleski   Sue Hansen Alice Mead Tommy LaNier Ron Brooks Sean Tracey Michael Thomas Marsha Stanton Tammy Duchenne Bob Hirsch Stephanie Herzich Corporate Donors Presentation Partners Brainshark Media3 Gold Eagle Co National Geographic Channel National Narcotic Officer's Association   King Pharmaceuticals    Penwest Pharmaceuticals Subcarrier Communications Inc   RiteAid Corp Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc Purdue Pharma LP The Lufkin daily News Child Talent: Amber Winske Scriptwriter - Amy O'Brien  Designer – Lisalynn Abercrombie   Recording Studio - Chart Productions Inc Lufkin Police Dept – David Campbell

    ×