#23 Drug Free Mindset Interview with Elana Martinez

Today we are excited to have Elana Martinez from Modesto as our guest

When was the first time you experienced drinking or drugs?

Age was 12 when she first tried smoking marijuana.  

And did this smoking lead to anything else?

Heavy drinking and smoking

How old were you when you first began doing drugs?

14 years old

What became your drug of choice?

Crystal Meth

What or who influenced you to start doing drugs?

Parents and friends

What was some of the things you were doing while you using?

Writing bad checks, steeling, selling everything

What was the worst thing you did?

Started using Heroin

What was the price of you using drugs? With your friends, your family, other relationships? Did the addiction cost you everything?

Nowhere to go everywhere she went she did wrong. Almost lost husband and in time, would have lost daughter to drugs.

After you realized you couldn’t stop using, what did you tell yourself? Did you just continue to get high because you thought there was no hope?

She kept getting high because she had no self-control over her own life.

What was the worst point or the turning point in your life, that you knew you needed help, and then you began to seek help? What happened? What was like emotion like?

When husband knew she was still getting high and she could not stop even knowing she would lose her family. She felt weak and worthless.

Now that you’ve recovered, what word of encouragement would you like to give someone who is struggling with addiction?

If God can change her life he can do the same for you, just ask Him and He will be there. And you will begin to see a change in your life, it’s not going to be easy, but so worth it.

Do you believe God can restore their life? How about with their family and loved ones?

He can restore family’s, He did it for her.

Do you believe that outside forces will ever stop trying to tempt someone in recovery? Why do you believe that? Have you experienced these temptations? In what ways have you experienced these temptations?

Yes, but as you become stronger in the things of God, the temptations become easier for you to resist.

Once someone is out of a recovery, what steps do you believe that someone will always need to do, to stay clean?

Stay connected to a church and keep a strong relationship with God


  1. Elana is my daughter in law and I learned things I didn’t know. WOW

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