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AP Exchange: Addict finds redemption in Vegas drug court


Added 10-18-19 03:03:02am EST - “Jeremy Ramos almost died three times because of his drug addiction.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “AP Exchange: Addict finds redemption in Vegas drug court”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Another time, paramedics saved his life when he collapsed in front of a bank. Another time he received life-saving measures when someone called medical personnel after he was found unresponsive in the tunnels of the Las Vegas Wash.

The addiction led him to the tunnels in the first place. There, no one would judge him. Anything that would fit inside a needle, he would use - cocaine, crystal meth, heroin.

“There was a point where nothing mattered anymore,” he said. “I didn’t care whether I lived or died.”

But he got another chance at life after getting arrested. He was walking out of the wash with some cocaine and heroin he had just picked up and was about to do another shot when a police officer stopped him.

“He decided to take me to jail, and that was the start of the first change of my life,” Ramos said.

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