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I am a 35 year old survivor who has been clean and sober for almost seven years. My drug of choice was Methamphetamine. I would stop at nothing to get my next hit. I was very ill, both mentally and physically from not eating or caring for myself. I lost everything including my son and my freedom in
a matter of 4 years. In 2001 I was arrested and charged with many crimes, all due to my addiction.
In 2002 I was given the gift of being able to enter into a long term drug treatment facility. I was determined to save my life. I had to be taught how to be productive, goal orientated, have a positive self-esteem and how to fight for my life. They taught me how to be proud of my accomplishments and who I am. In 2004 I graduated the program.
Sobriety has brought so much back to me, including my son as of 2 months ago. I have found a new love for life and others. I now work as a counselor helping individuals to overcome and cope with their disease. I enjoy helping others to help themselves. I assist in guiding those who are in the same position I was over seven years ago.
Sobriety and life is worth fighting for. We just have to be shown the way.
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