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Miracles do happen

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Miracles do happen

Hi I am an addict in recovery. I have been clean for 3 years and today my life is more than I would have ever dreamed. My drug and alcohol use began when I was 10yrs old, and by the time I was in high school I was addicted. I was a straight A student in high school and a cheerleader and champion athlete. I had a very dark secret of addiction, I had moved from marijuana and alcohol use to taking, snorting or inhaling anything I could get my hands on. I managed to make it through high school without anyone knowing about my addiction, but as soon as I graduated it was obvious to everyone. I threw away scholarship opportunities and a dream of college to eventually become a homeless drug addicted prostitute. Three years ago after a life threatening overdose a doctor offered me the opportunity to live a different life through a residential treatment program, I took that gift. Today I am 45 years old clean 3 years have everything my heart could desire including a relationship with my children that my addiction had taken away. I also have a beautiful relationship with my mother and my grandchildren. Recovery afforded me an opportunity to go back to school and get that college education that I had forfeited. I am in my second year of college working towards a Masters Degree in Social Work, and I am a 4.0 student, I am absolutely positive that these are all gifts that were made possible because of recovery. Just be willing to give recovery a chance you will be amazed at what your life can become, Miracles do Happen!!

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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