By all appearances, Tiffany Jenkins loved charmed lifestyles with her live-in police-officer boyfriend and their pup, Tatum.
But underneath her high-functioning outdoors, the restaurant manager become a determined junkie. In 2012, she turned into spending a mean of $2 hundred a day on her opioid dependency — and exchanging sexual favors for capsules.
“I become a multitude,” Jenkins, 33, told The Post. “All I cared approximately become my subsequent restore.”
Things got so bad, she stole her boyfriend’s weapons for drug cash.
But that crime saved her existence. Now smooth for six years, the blogger — who has three.5 million Facebook fans — has a brand new memoir, “High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life” (Harmony Books), chronicling her spiral into substance abuse.
Jenkins, from Sarasota, Fla., became an A-pupil and captain of her high-school cheerleading team when she started out consuming at 18. Three months later, she dropped out of college. Although she had satisfied lifestyles, she appreciated that “alcohol made me sense numb. I chased that.”
Then a chum offered her prescription painkillers.
“I stupidly believed they have been excellent because they had been the type given out with the aid of docs,” Jenkins stated. She speedy have become addicted and describes the following years as a “blur” when she partied, held down a few waitress jobs and spent her cash on tablets.
But in 2009, six years into her dependancy, Jenkins inherited cash from her mother. Rather than blow it on capsules, she spent it on rehab.
She began dating and moved in with a sheriff’s deputy and attempted to be a version girlfriend. But after a hard day at paintings, Jenkins couldn’t resist a few tablets that fell out of her coworker’s purse. Before she knew it, she changed into addicted to opioids again.
“I was determined to hide my dependancy [from my boyfriend],” she said.
She has become adept at masking her tracks, while secretly living a shocking existence. In one low second, Jenkins agreed to perform an intercourse act for her supplier in exchange for Dilaudid, which she injected.
“That night time, on my knees … I mourned the loss of the man or woman I was alleged to be and common the truth that I was nothing extra than a junkie whore,” Jenkins writes.
But nonetheless, she couldn’t stop. She stole a wedding ring belonging to her boyfriend’s father and pawned it for drug cash.
In November 2012, after being fired from her restaurant job, she stole her boyfriend’s weapons — such as an automated rifle and the 9mm he used as his off-responsibility pistol — and gave them to her provider to pay off her $7,000 drug debt.
“In my unwell and twisted mind, I concept the whole thing would be OK,” she recalled. “I notion I’d be able to buy the guns lower back earlier than [my boyfriend] noticed they were long gone.”
Her boyfriend realized the weapons were missing almost without delay, and Jenkins was arrested the subsequent morning.
“[My boyfriend] turned into coronary heartbroken,” she stated, recalling his fellow deputies handcuffing her. “I had betrayed and humiliated him.”
In jail, Jenkins suffered from such extreme opiate withdrawal, she tried to hang herself from a bunk mattress with a sheet. Mercifully, she became saved with the aid of a shield.
“I was so determined to get away this world, I become devastated once I awakened alive,” she stated. “That turned into my rock bottom.”
Jenkins pleaded responsible to twenty criminal counts together with fraud and grand theft of firearms. She becomes sentenced to a hundred and eighty days in jail observed through six months’ rehab. She said she hasn’t touched drugs seeing that her arrest.
Jenkins has no touch with her ex but has written him an apology.
She has been wed to her husband, Drew, for five years, and the coupling percentage their young son and daughter as well as Drew’s daughter from a previous courting.
Jenkins released her parenting weblog, Juggling The Jenkins, in 2017, sharing testimonies of healing and motherhood in a humorous manner.