In Recovery Since 5/16/2021
I was living in FL in a very bad relationship and hooked on crack. I knew I had to get away from the abusive relationship and the drugs. I got the opportunity to move to Missouri where no one knew me and I could get a fresh start only to get hooked on Meth after I got here. I was here less then 6 months and found out I was pregnant with my first child. I did really good about staying away from the drugs until the very end of my pregnancy and I allowed my sons father to upset me enough to go and get high. Well a few days later my son was born and DFS came and took him and placed him with his grandparents I was only allowed to see him 2 hours a week. It came to the point where my case worker told me either I go to treatment or I lose my son for good. Well that day was my waking point I knew if I didn’t go I would lose my son forever and I wasn’t going to allow that to happen. So I came home and got on the phone to get myself into a treatment center well the place I found was in California and it was a 30 day program which meant I was going to be 3000 miles away from my son for 30 days with very little contact and at that point he wasn’t even a year old yet but I knew I had to go for myself but I needed to do this for him to so I got on a plane the next day. The best decision I ever made for myself. I completely embraced the situation and have been clean for a year now.