She knew that her life was on the line
After nearly overdosing in 2012, Jenelle had a moment of clarity and knew that she needed to get out of her drug den and get clean. She called up her mom for help.
Jenelle explained, “I quit cold turkey. I just went to my mom’s house and rode it out. I started to go through withdrawals for the first time. I didn’t know it would be like the worst flu I’ve ever had for seven days. First, you have insomnia, then you can’t eat, then you have panic attacks, then hot and cold sweats for a week, uncontrollable shaking and your joints hurt.”
Saving Her Life
The withdrawal symptoms were so painful for Jenelle to go through that she stayed away from the drug ever since. She said, “You can die from trying to withdraw on your own. I luckily did it safely. But I said to myself, ‘I’m done. I can’t ever go through this again.'”
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