Drugs and alcohol lead me to hate existing everyday. Waking up was torture. The effort involved in daily living was excruciating. I tried to kill myself twice. I’ve lied and stolen from everyone to get anything I needed to get through another day. Since I’ve been in recovery I’ve found life. I work in the treatment field and find such joy in giving back to any and everyone. Life is exciting. Gratitude and appreciation overwhelm me today.