My active addiction spanned over a period of 43 years. Much of that time was spent trying on my own to stop; in the end I was completely defeated. Homeless, unemployed, and cut off from anyone close to me; I was alone. My only purpose in life was to find a way to get my next shot. I no longer had any hopes or dreams; I was convinced that this was just the way my life was going to be.
I entered rehab on March 4th, 2015. I walked in there completely defeated; I had no hopes, dreams, or plans whatsoever. That’s when I surrendered; I decided to take suggestions from people who have been where I was. Today I’m grateful to say that after forty-three years of active drug use I have been clean since March of 2015.
This is why I am sharing my story. Words cannot describe the direction my life has taken since that day. My attitude and outlook on life has completely changed. I have been given a new direction and a whole new outlook on life. I currently work in a treatment facility, and I am studying for my CRS certification. Of the many blessings I have received in recovery, the one I am most grateful for, is the desire and opportunity to give back.