Name: Gabi Deaton from Hopeshot_Moms
Sober Since: 01 / 13 / 2011
Sober For: 10 Years & 253 Days
What it was like?
I was addicted to heroin at 16 years old. I woke up every day just to relive the same hell over & over. I was miserable, lost and alone. I had put drugs and alcohol before everyone and everything. I overdosed twice and almost lost my life to addiction .
I was arrested on January 13th, 2011 for 2nd degree burglary. I had stolen $5000 in jewelry from my grandmother. They saved my life the day they had me arrested. I spent 2 months in jail and then the next 16 months in rehab. Rehab introduced me to a 12 step program that in turn saved my life.
What it is like now?
My sober life is incredible! I have been sober for 8 years. In sobriety I have gotten married, had two children, bought two houses, graduated college with a BSW and gone on to be an advocate for domestic violence survivors, the homeless population & recovery. I have gone sky diving and traveled to Hawaii. I live a good and beautiful life.