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A half wasted life

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A half wasted life

Most 0f my life I've wasted on drugs and alcohol . I've been in and out of jails and prisons due to my use and due to the being on drugs and alcohol when I committed a crime to pay for what I was using . Now that I've quit using and am finally trying to start and build a new life and future for myself it is quite difficult for me to even find a job , which is quite depressing at times . still I did that to myself and only have myself to blame . Things will get better eventually , I thank the Lord above that I am clean and sober now . I attend church and go to AA once a week . I see a parole officer once every two weeks and a councelor every week and attend a substance abuse group once a week . Sometimes I have an urge to drink but when I do I stop for amoment and ask myself is risking my freedom and what I have now worth it and my answer is no . I love myself now and I love the person I am becoming . Nothing in the world is worth spending another moment in prison for me . This is my last chance . I am not a kid any more I'm 53 and I am daily living with a new and better me . Myadvice to everyone is that before you use again . Spend some time with yourself , remember what you've lost is using really worth going back to hell ? Talk to a friend , go to a substance abuse councelor , call your sponsor , remember the world thinks you will fail but your the one that decides whether you will or not .

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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