Help from Above
Getting high. That’s all I thought about until I was so high everything just faded away. It got so bad the father of my kids locked me out of our house.
Cut off from my daughters, with no job and no place to go, I hit bottom. That’s when an old friend and former patient of Valley Hope contacted me and gave me the opportunity to get clean. But I had to want it and be serious.
I thought all I had to do was complete the program and I would be able to go back and fool everyone again. That’s how addiction works. The people at Valley Hope helped me understand the disease for what it really is. They changed my life and will forever be in my heart.
There are still aspects of addiction that hinder my day-to-day life, but I don’t turn to drugs or drink to cope. I made awesome friends at Valley Hope and have a great support system. Today I live with my kids, I talk to my family, I attend celebrate recovery, I am confident again. I even minister and share my story.
I try to practice what I preach. I drew a hand symbol of “I Love You” on my cup for the person I’ve become. A butterfly on top represents change in my life. I wrote 7799MT to represent myself (7 is my favorite number), my oldest daughter (79 is her middle name), my significant other (9 is his favorite number) and my youngest daughter (MT, Montana, is her middle name and where I call home). In the bottom of the cup I wrote “I WIN” because I will continue to beat addiction and alcoholism with God.Back to Stories of Hope