In Recovery Since 3/10/2014
The path I chose to go down, was a long line of bad choice, after bad choice. I became addicted to opioids after having a C-Section in 2003. I was never warned of any dangers. So of course I shared them with my husband. He ended up overdosing at age 25 and our children were 3 and 5. I had no idea how to process grief, not to mention I was only 23. A few years later the state got involved and took my children, I did not see them for 9 years. I started to commit crimes to support my [substance use]. That landed me in prison two times, the first was a 120 day shock treatment, and the second a 365-day treatment in DOC. It forever changed my life and taught me how to think correctly. A year after being out of prison, and still maintaining sobriety, my children reached out to me through Facebook. No, I don’t have them back because they are adults now, but do have a great relationship with both of them. I can honestly say if it weren’t for the support of my family and community, I wouldn’t be writing a success story. Thank You!