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The Hurt Was Still There

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The Hurt Was Still There

The first people that you are introduced to in this world are your mother and your father. with out the love and support of them things in your life can go not as straight as you want it to go. I was addicted to Cocaine for about 11 years. I was running from the hurrt inside of me. a hurt that I did not want to face. The hurt of not having the love and the support of family and the hurt of not really knowing what my purpose in this world really was. I felt that what ever I did would not effect anyone since I had no body. no one to love no one to love me. and at the time of my addction I did not even love my self. I have been sober for 22 years Today is my birthday and I am overwhelmed to say that each day now is a new day for me. each hour is like a breath of fresh air. I am in love with life. and I know that I can make a difference not only in my life but in the lives of others. Let me reach out to you and give you a hand. let me tell you that I care. let me laugh with you cry with you. I say this because as long as you do not face what is bothering you what you are trying to numb yourself from it will always stare at you. the hurt will always be there.

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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