- Renee Claire Hargraves, a former addict, has spoken about her turbulent times through addiction
- The mother of two said the feeling of not being enough and childhood trauma made her wallow in the act
- With her triumph over addiction, she now coaches people on how to deal with a similar condition
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Renee Claire Hargraves, a 32-year-old woman, has spoken about her journey through addiction and how she was able to beat it.
The mom of two, who now coaches people on how to live a free and healthy life, said despite the fact that she overused painkillers and alcohol, she hid it away from her loved ones.
She connected the cause of the addiction to her traumatic childhood experience and how she had to deal with sexual abuse.
Renee said that though she had all the love that she needed as an adult, her head always told her she was never enough.
The life coach said she began mixing alcohol with medication so as to have a sense of grandeur to ease the pain that comes with being insufficient.
Having a baby after meeting the love of her life in 2012 did not stop the low self-esteem she had to deal with.
Apart from taking alcohol with painkillers, the coach also had a strong addiction to shopping which increased her debt profile.
The mother of two said her experience with the turbulent times of her addiction makes her want to help people in a similar situation fight the abnormality.
She advised people to always know that life is always filled with ups and downs and none is perfect.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Telsa, a small Australian shepherd, was seen in a video carrying out a workout class with its owner, Timea Koztin, in California on Thursday, January 9.
The fitness instructor posted a video where Telsa was leading one of the workout classes, captioning it with “When coach Telsa teaches the class, you can’t disappoint."
In one of the several videos posted on the instructor's Instagram page, the dog led the class in burpees as the Koztin goes with “down, roll, jump”. The dog amazingly did it well.
In other news, Sonya, a single mum who gets £400 (N188,936.48) from the government as support money, said she did not choose to have the children to get benefits.
In speaking with the media, she said even living life with the benefits she gets could be difficult. The mother of 10 also said that whenever she got into a relationship with any of her partners, her first thought was always how beautiful the baby would be.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported Togolese footballing star, Emmanuel Adebayor, converged with his fans, Stonebwoy and other celebrity friends on Friday, January 24, 2020, to help impact the life of a young male coconut seller.
Emmanuel Adebayor generated a wave of heart-warming remarks after he was spotted buying coconut from the young man at Adjiringanor.
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