Sober Since: 02 / 20 / 2015
Sober For: 7 Years & 354 Days
What it was like?
Just the thought of getting sober was so scary to me. I've been an addict for as long as I could remember. Drugs is all I really knew and was comfortable with. But I was at the point in my life where I had lost everything and everybody even myself. I wanted something more but just didn't know how to go about doing it.
Well I ended up in county jail due to probation violation and spent 8 months there. I can honestly say jail saved my life for sure. I did a drug treatment program called choices in jail and I owe it to all my counselors and choices sisters for finding myself again. Getting so or was no longer scary to me it was a priority.
What it is like now?
Life is amazing now. I have my family and friends back I missed so much. My kids are my biggest supporters and are always by my side. I got an amazing job and things are looking up for me. Sure I have my rough days but j know now I'm a strong woman who can do anything I put my mind to. I'm also the head of a heroin awareness group now and am putting my all into helping others and putting a stop to this horrible epidemic in our country. I love me today.