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Created by Caroline Deleon


Thank you for visiting my Story of Hope. I am 3 months sober after a year and a half of battling my addiction and my abuser. I just want y'all to know, sobriety is possible. Just never stop fighting for your lives. We are in this together. Love y'all. Story;
About 2 years ago, I met a guy and I fell in love. (Thought I did.) I fought my family and my best friends about him, "people can change, he isn't like his past." He changed something in me. I was so angry, hurting everyone I loved.. so my parents kicked us out. And 2 weeks out he started doing drugs behind my back, and he was getting violent. Grabbing my arm, holding me down, making me perform sexual acts against my will. A month later he brought a couple over to our house and did meth infront of me. I Had No Idea What Meth Was Before My Ex. I started crying because I just had no idea what in the world he smoking out of that pipe. He said, "stop crying and hit this pipe." I begged him to leave me alone but the demonic stare he gave me was more deafening than anything I've ever witnessed. So I took my first meth hit. And after our 3 day binge he beat me. I woke up being sore all over, bruises on my body. He begged me that he was sorry, told me he would stop. Then raped me. I Hated Him. But I felt so weak, I wanted to leave and go home.. he would always tell me he would kill my family if I ever left him. And after the drugs and beatings and horror stories he would tell me; I believed him. Fast forward 6 months and I am beaten to my core, I have very little hope left, and I have a meth addiction. He ended up getting arrested because my mom never stopped fighting to set me free. And without her I don't think I would've made it. Now he is in prison and I'm sober. I fight everyday to stay sober. Some days were way worse than others, but here I am. Alive, happier living life with my family, and learning to better myself one day at a time. Keep going to meetings, it works if you work it. "Don't pick up, and you won't get high." -NA member

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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