‘I didn’t care if I lived or died’: How the daughter of a pastor went from a happy, smiling schoolgirl to a crystal meth addict smoking ice ‘all day, every day’

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  • She took the last part of lifestyle – alcohol, drugs and a rich boyfriend
  • But his world came crashing down when he tried ice for the first time
  • Emily Duncan to die twice when ice is used during a decade
  • She was 14 when she started smoking cannabis and moved away from home
  • when he turned 17, was charged with DUI and started smoking ice
  • She fell in love at the age of 21, I moved in with her DJ boyfriend
  • its rich long-term boyfriend lived the party and financed his drug addiction
  • Ms. Duncan recorded in rehab at 27 and spent the next 18 months
  • Now, the ice addict reformed works in the same rehabilitation center
  • she mentors other women who are going through what she had endured

She was carrying the ultimate lifestyle party girl -. Alcohol, drugs, nightclubs, an attic and a rich boyfriend who financed all

But the world of Emily Duncan came down when he tried ice for the first time and immediately became addicted to the deadly drug, also known as methamphetamine or methamphetamine.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, 32 years old, who now lives on the Gold Coast, revealed his terrible near death with ice ordeal and how it changed his life after a decade by the drug .

all started at the age of 14, when his family decided to move from Melbourne to Auckland after his father, a church pastor, accepted a new job in New Zealand.

Until then, he had traveled and lived in four different countries and attended 17 schools.

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Reformed ice addict Emily Duncan turned her life around after using methamphetamine for a decade

Reformed addict ice Emily Duncan changed his life after using methamphetamine for a decade

Ms Duncan (right) smoking cannabis at the age of 15 - just one year after she tried pot for the first time

Ms. Duncan (right) smoking cannabis at the age of 15 – just a year after she tried pot for the first time

‘I had much confusion and no longer had a sense of identity,’ Ms Duncan told Daily Mail Australia.

‘When we moved to Auckland, was 14 and in a territory of pain and anger. It was the first time I started to cut myself and almost felt like I wanted to die.

‘He blamed me my parents and God. At that time, I wanted to concentrate on my friends and be cool. I just wanted to block everything and then one thing led to another. “

She was born into a family with Christian devotion, sent to the best schools of their parents could afford and had a good upbringing, but then turned to drugs.

‘I was in search of escapism, “she said.

“I tried pot [cannabis] for the first time when I was in the ninth grade and started drinking heavily.

‘let me talk to my parents for that stage as well. I was running away from home and doing my own thing. “

At the age of 16 years, Mrs. Duncan moved from his family home, he dropped out shortly after and started working in a cafe.

‘My parents were trying to do the right thing, but I was a rebellious child at this stage, “she said.

“They were quite strict. I was not allowed to swear, could not smoke at home and always ground yourself. If you do not have enough work, I would get more homework. “

With her family when they celebrated her sister's 21st (from left: dad Michael, mum Ruby, sister Joanna, Emily and her brother Thomas)

With his family when held 21 of his sister (from left to right: Michael dad, mom Ruby, sister Joanna Emily and her brother Thomas)

By the time she was 27, her six-year relationship ended after falling pregnant twice to her long term boyfriend

by the time she was 27, her six-year relationship ended after falling pregnant twice for long-term boyfriend

Ms Duncan was working at a hospitality trade when she tried ice for the first time at 17 (pictured)

Ms. Duncan worked in hospitality trade when he tried ice for the first time at age 17 (pictured)

when I was 17, Ms. Duncan was working full time at a hospitality trade when he tried ice for the first time.

‘I loaded my first DUI [driving under the influence] and I was very upset at work, “she said.

“My companions were offering me a pipe to make me feel better. It was the first experience that instantly made me feel that everything would be fine.

‘I felt invincible, strong and accepted. ice made me feel confident, loved and extremely intelligent. I felt like I was on top of the world.

“But the chemistry of drugs on the brain only during the first two years and thereafter -. The chemical is gone and life goes a little inverted ‘

what had begun as a form of escapism quickly became an addiction, and before long, she was smoking ice “all day every day. “

She fell in love at age 21 and settled in stunning apartment of her boyfriend on the north shore of Auckland.

” it was a DJ so the party lifestyle came with it, “she said.

“He was very rich so he financed my drug addiction. He lived the party and funded all our party for several years. I felt like I was living the lifestyle Playboy Mansion. Drugs were always around.

“We had ice all day, every day along with several other drugs.”

When she returned home for her sister's wedding (pictured), it was enough to persuade her to kick the habit

When she returned home for the wedding of her sister (pictured), which was enough to convince her to quit

Ms Duncan with her family (from left: dad Michael, Emily, brother Thomas, sister Joanna and mum Ruby)

Ms. Duncan with his family (from left to right: father Michael, Emily, brother Thomas, sister and mother Joanna Ruby)

Ms Duncan pictured with her sister Joanna in Asia - where they spent 10 years living in Manila, Philippines

Ms. Duncan pictured with his sister Joanna in Asia – where they spent 10 years living in Manila, Philippines

But his terrible wrenching experience with illicit drug kicks in the age of 25.

‘I started having anxiety attacks, “he said.

‘I wish I had tingling in the hands and feet. My hands curl up and not be able to function until I run it under hot water.

Ms Duncan pictured at the age of five - she spent most of her childhood travelling and living in four different countries and attended 17 schools

Ms. Duncan pictured at the age of five – has spent most of his childhood traveling and living in four countries different and attended 17 schools

‘I was bleeding everywhere through the mouth and gums. It reached the stage where even the smell of ice made me vomit. Had infections all my nails.

“I could not smoke ice at the time I was 26 because I was throwing up after every hit. So I started to inhale and my nose constantly bleeding – bleeding every day for nine months so I started drinking

‘I constantly would smoke pot to hold off nausea and then I was trying to establish the state. of mind that was taking on ice. It was as if he were chasing the tail. “

By the time she was 27, their relationship six years came to an end after falling pregnant twice.

‘My boyfriend was not happy when he heard, said .

‘I was not ready to have children with me so stressed that I have abortions. I never wanted to get abortions. I felt like extreme guilt I started having suicidal thoughts.

‘I was treated well during our time together and we love each other very much, but it was a dysfunctional relationship.

“After the second abortion, I continued taking drugs and alcohol to a point where I do not care if I lived or died . I overdosed twice and was taking many sleeping pills different

“nobody convinced me to use drugs -. I was not influenced by anyone but myself I was slowly dying for this stage and up. I felt ashamed of myself.

After getting her life back on track, she reconnected with her family again (from left: mum, Emily and dad)

After getting his life back on track, reconnect with her family again (from left to right: mom, Emily and her father)

When she started taking ice, Ms Duncan said she felt 'confident, loved, invincible and on top of the world'

When she began taking ice, lady Duncan said he was “safe, loved, invincible and on top of the world ‘

Ms Duncan pictured with her brother Thomas - she said her family has been the biggest support in her life

Ms. Duncan photo with his brother Thomas – he said his family has been the greatest support in his life

at this point, his life had spiraled out of control. Ms Duncan tipped the scales at just 40 kilograms when he moved to Sydney, shortly after the break and had lost the ability to communicate.

‘could not handle social situations. I was mumbling and had to read a chapter of a book every night to get my speech back, “he said.

“I knew I had to get out of hard drugs and knew it was crucial for me. “

When he returned home to New Zealand to celebrate the wedding of her sister Juana in 2010, which was enough to convince her to quit forever.

‘I went home for my sister’s wedding and I realized everyone was happy, “she said.

‘They all had careers, a new family started and have children. I am the oldest of three and I actually felt like I was the youngest. Everyone was growing up and feeling happy. I was a mess.

“I realized I had to do something different. My life had become unmanageable so I had to make a big decision if I wanted to have some kind of success in life. “

Finally, Ms. Duncan moved to the Gold Coast at the age of 28 and spent the next 18 months in the Christian rehab center Transformations International Ministries .

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Ms. Duncan age (left) was as full of hate and started smoking marijuana for the first time

She was born into a devoutly Christian family and sent to the best schools her parents could afford

She was born in a family with Christian and sent to the best schools of their parents’ devotion could afford

Ms Duncan (left) now works at the rehab centre where she mentors  women who are suffering from drugs

Ms. Duncan (left) now works in the rehabilitation center where she is mentor women who are suffering from drug

She checked herself into the Christian rehabilitation facility Transformations Ministries International on the Gold Coast and spent the next 18 months there

was contained in the center of Christian rehabilitation Transformations International Ministries of the Gold Coast and spent the next 18 months

Now, ice addict reformed is working as an administrator, company secretary and beauty therapist at the center rehabilitation where she is a mentor to other women going through what she had endured.

‘I love my job, “she said.

” The experience I went through is very valuable and accomplished something painful become something good to help other women. “

despite the impact of farming in her life, Mrs. Duncan said he would not change anything about his past.

‘I would not be the person I am today considering what I’ve been through, “she said.

‘ I have regrets about the abortions. I would be strong enough in when you pick up life my babies over my ex boyfriend, but I was so codependent on it and that led to self-hatred.

‘my family has been my biggest support. I am lucky discipline and morals instilled in me by my parents when I was younger because it has made our relationship better today.

“My advice to other women is that they do not give yourself. many women feel unworthy and pressed to have a successful life so they turn to drugs, but if you stay strong and not give up. – you can not leave

‘I still feel temptations these days, but every year I have . become stronger is a strong thing to ask for help and when ready to surrender himself. – Help is always available

“people blame God for the pain that is happening in your life. But we live in a broken world where pain is inevitable. With God on your side, not fight this alone. “

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