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Josh

“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.”