Name: Bailey Jo Heath
Sober Since: 09 / 01 / 2016
Sober For: 3 Years & 173 Days
What it was like?
I was a heroin addict since age 17. Waking up every day with instant withdrawals, a slave to the substance. I thought there was no hope, & didn't plan on living past 21. None of my family wanted anything to do with me. I was a liar, a thief, I did anything it took to get that next high. My life was miserable but it was all I knew.
One day I decided I didn't want to be a loser anymore. I didn't want to live my life cut off from everyone who loved & cared about me. I realized I had to do something if I ever wanted to truly live.
What it is like now?
I have 2 years on September 1st of true recovery. I get to help other women learn how to live again. I'm engaged to my best friend, we have a home, careers, happiness. I'm pre-med in college right now & averaging a 3.9 gpa. My life is beyond anything I ever thought I deserved.