Name: Erik Borrell
Sober Since: 05 / 25 / 2014
Sober For: 7 Years & 193 Days
What it was like?
I struggled with addiction to methamphetamine for 20 years. I was hooked from the first time I tried it. I wanted to quit many times but for some reason always ended up thinking I could use recreationally. Boy, was I wrong. Every relapse was worse than the last. I began to believe that was just going to be the way life was for me.
On May 25th 2014, my lifestyle finally caught up with me and I was arrested (again). But this time, I wasn't upset. Instead, I was relieved. I knew now I would be safe from my destructive behavior and could begin to heal and recover. I began to realize that God had never given up on me and I began to develop a relationship with Christ.
What it is like now?
Life is full of so many wonderful blessings. I am thankful everyday for my sobriety and I know the future is beautiful. Sure there are tough days but nothing like those I lived while in bondage to my addiction. Now I focus on the positive and have a deep desire to help those still struggling with their addictions.