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#24 Drug Free Mindset Interview with Tino Martinez

Drug Free Mindset Show

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

 

When was the first time you experienced drinking or drugs?

Age was in 6th grade Started drinking beer at 15 years old

And did this drinking lead to anything else?

Heavy partying

How old were you when you first began doing drugs?

7th Grade

What became your drug of choice?

Crank and then meth

What or who influenced you to start doing drugs?

Friends and family

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

Every day just spending everything on the drugs

What was the worst thing you did?

Tried to commit suicide

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

Had no place to go because he burnt all his bridges because he would steal, served time in jail, wife kicked him out with no place to go

Did you ever steal from your family or others to support your habit? Did you do anything illegal?

Stealing from family, strong armed robbery

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?

Just kept getting high and didn’t care

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?

He had no place left to go

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

If he can do it you can do it

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

God restored his family

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?

You get victory through the temptation, it’s a way of testing that you can overcome

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

Always be accountable

Comments

  1. Tino Martinez is my brother and I witnessed his struggles when he was going thru this difficult time in his life trying to support his addiction instead of his Family. Now Tino is leading a better life with GOD as his leader. The road to being clean may be hard and it does come with its struggles and temptations but with God and your family close to you, like Tino you too can move pass your addiction

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