ST. LOUIS – A former heroin addict credits a St. Louis organization for saving her life after she was hooked on the drug for eight years.
“I had no morals, no values,” April Post said of when she was hooked on the highly addictive drug heroin.
Post started smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol when she was 18. She then began to use cocaine before she moved onto meth when she met the father of her first two children. But, her drug abuse took a more serious turn when she started using heroin.
“I didn’t care if I was in a parking lot with a family with a bunch of kids sitting in a car, I would shoot up right in front of the kids,” she said.
She lost her two children because of her abuse. Post was in and out of jail. The abuse led her to steal from her family. At one point, she stole from her mother, who is blind.
“I was a thief I took whatever I could to get my high.”
No one would want her around except for her friends who were using. She was homeless for 8 years throughout her battle of addiction.
“I’m sleeping in vacant houses, pregnant,” she said.
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