Abuse, ADHD, Chronic Pain, and Repeated Concussions Sent Me Down a Path of Self-Destruction
The future is looking brighter for having the human right to be able to choose which healing path my mind, body and soul need.
I was sexually abused when I was 8 or 9 years old. This event planted a “mind virus” that has infected every aspect of my self worth, relationships, and mental stability.
Since early childhood, I have struggled with focus. I still suffer from ADHD. Historically, teachers and employers would challenge why I was struggling with sitting still and remaining attentive. I always had an anger seething beneath the surface that I felt helpless to control or make go away.
Physical problems manifested as I played competitive sports, with a string of accidents and injuries. I fractured twelve bones, recovered from 12 head injuries and had over 100 stitches and four surgeries before I was 23 years old. I’ve always thought that being an athlete with ADHD naturally led to an injury-prone life.
Today, I carry the simple lesson that taking a couple drops of CBD oil gives me the same (and sometimes a lot better) effect without the struggle of side effects that the pills were giving me. CBD has helped me focus and live in the moment, has slowed the stream of thoughts racing through my mind, helped with my chronic pain, and brought my spirits up out of depression.