Sober Since: 05 / 11 / 2015
Sober For: 5 Years & 96 Days
What it was like?
Hard, painful and miserable on myself, but even worse for my now 5 year old son. He, unwillingly became my running partner. Brought him with me through the depths of it . Hid my double life from my family for many years of my addiction
Had gone from studying criminal justice in my first year of college after high school, to being arrested for paraphernalia, being with all the wrong people in the wrong situation, domestic assault and battery on my son's father. Was brought into detox by my father (2nd attempt) ended up going to an AMAZING all women's halfway house right in my home town for further treatment for a total of 40 days.
What it is like now?
Now I am the mother I've always dreamt of being. My son is 5 and I also have a 9 month old daughter. I am present and accountable today for my entire family. I am able to give them the love and attention they all deserve! I am in an absolute fairy tale-esque relationship with a man who is also in recovery and has become my rock on my toughest of days. My worst day clean is still better than my best day using!. We both attend meetings regularly and consistently support each other in maintaining our recovery!