“I felt like something was missing, and drugs made me feel complete. But things got out of control. I got fired and had to move back in with my mom. I even got arrested. For a long time, I didn’t think I had a problem. But in reality, I was addicted. I tried to stop again and again … and finally it stuck.
I didn’t know if I’d make it, but I was determined to try. I went back to school and made the dean’s list. I never knew I was smart! I found a job and got promoted – now I’m a manager! People trust me again. I think about where I am now, and I’m blown away. I’m so grateful. It’s amazing to not worry about where to get my next fix.”