Woman Recounts 100 days of Meth addictionSeptember 12, 2014 - KIDK - Local News 8
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – As the Idaho Meth Project holds its “Givin’ Meth the Boot” event, an Idaho woman is speaking out about her addiction to meth.
Cyn Reneau said she was addicted to meth for 100 days.
Although it cost her a six-figure job and her family, Reneau said she was powerless to resist when offered her first hit of meth eight years ago.
“At that point in my life, I had never been drunk, I had never tried any illegal drugs,” said Reneau.
“I made an impulsive decision, and I obviously made the wrong one.”
For the next 100 days, Reneau said she was devoted to getting her next fix.
“Even something as simple as brushing your teeth and taking a shower isn’t important. All that matters is that next high,” said Reneau.
Reneau said meth made her so paranoid she became obsessed with changing the locks to her home.
“It didn’t matter if it was 2 o’clock in the morning or 2 o’clock in the evening, I’d be out there with a screwdriver changing doorknobs,” said Reneau.
Reneau’s family — even her young daughter — came second to drugs.
“I actually was two hours late picking her up from the hospital because I needed to score my dope,” said Reneau.
Toward the end of her meth experience, Reneau said she was consuming about $1,000 worth of meth each day — two ounces.
She didn’t give it up until police raided her home in front of her two daughters. She says she still recalls what she said to the officer who arrested her.
“I looked him square in the eyes and said, ‘I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep. I’m finally safe,'” said Reneau.