In July 1986, I hit my rock bottom with using. I spent about three days in a non-stop binge of alcohol and cocaine. I found myself in a stranger’s bathroom in a tub throwing up, not knowing where I was or how I got there. I was not afraid, however; I was angry because I was sick and needed more drugs. I went home the next night alone and out of drugs. During this time, I thought about killing myself as a way out of the addiction. Something stopped me that night; and the next day I called and asked for help.
That was 31 years ago. This is why I am sharing my story. Today I work at CAAC with people who like me, just want a break from the insanity of addiction.