Name: Rachel

Age: 28

Sober Since: 03 / 21 / 2015

Sober For: 9 Years & 125 Days

What it was like?

I was in a car accident in 2007 that left me with a broken tibula, fibula, and ankle. I was 17 years old left with a mental plate, rod, pin, and screws placed in my leg. I was prescribed three different pain medications every month for 6 years. I thought it was okay because a doctor thought it was what was best for me. Little did I know, "doctors" destroyed 6 years of my life. Day after day my addiction got worse. I made horrible choices, lied, hurt my family, and most importantly I hurt myself.

What happened?

I decided it was time to quit and just like that my journey began. I gave it up, cold turkey. I stayed sober for 9 months and briefly relapsed due to having hardware removed from my leg from my accident. After a day or so of abusing the pain pills, I got sober again and never looked back.

What it is like now?

Sobriety is a hard journey but well worth it. Never give up. Recovery is possible. Stay true to yourself and be the best version of you that you can be. You're worth it. We're all human. Recovery is possible. It works if you work it.

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