Name: Ralphy Suarez
Sober Since: 11 / 07 / 2017
Sober For: 4 Years & 76 Days
What it was like?
For 7 years I had been using crystal meth. I was smoking it and intravenously injecting it. No one knew and I thought I was going to die using, and thought there was no way out. "I used to live and lived to use." I thought I was alone and that no one would understand or be able to help.
Nobody knew I was using. But, I found the rooms of recovery. For 2 years I had been trying to stay clean and sober and in recovery. It was hard and still is. I relapsed a lot. But 6 months ago I made a decision that if I wanted to break the cycle of the awful rollercoaster I was on, I had to get off it. So I did. I checked myself into inpatient rehab for 21 days and then afterwards checked myself into a residential treatment center in California.
What it is like now?
I finally stopped fighting. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. Today I have 6 months clean and sober. Today is the longest time I have ever had off everything mind altering. Today I have found a group of men and women who understand me and have been through what I have been through. Today I am not alone. Today I have WORTH. Today I have HOPE. Today I have FAITH and today I have LOVE. Never give up. Keep coming back. It's what I did and today I have six months clean and sober.