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A new way to live!

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A new way to live!

my name is marie and i am an addict. 12 years ago i put my self in rehab. of my own free will. i had, had enough. everybody told me i would never make it. well i showed them. when i left rehab i found a NA schedule. i was new to the town i was living in. but there were a few streets i could remember around time. so i got lost a lot. but i would eventually find my way to a meeting. sometimes two or three a day, everyday for for first year. i only did women's meetings for five years. so i could learn from those who came before me. how to be a respected woman in recovery. as time went by i got a sponsor and a higher power i could work with.? i dug in deep on every step i worked. i wanted that disgusting stufff out of my heart and soul that had kept me sick for so long. magical changes started to happen with in myself. when i first got clean, i just wanted to stop using. as i worked the steps i relized so much more about life and what i wanted to do in it. i raised my son and daugher in the rooms of recovery.? i always thought i was too old by the time i got clean to be somebody that meant something to the world. boy was i wrong. i soon discovered i wanted to help others like myself. so i returned back to school. once again thinking i wasn't good enough, or smart enough. wrong again!? at the end of this year i will be a college graduate. who would of thought. a dope fiend from the street. i stayed single my whole recovery and just worked on myself. someday if it was meant to be a would have the man i so deserved. in 2009 god sent him to me. we are like 2 peas in a pod. he is everything i ever wanted and so much more than i could ever dream for. we got married a couple of?years later. which i swore i would never do:) in 2013 god blessed us with the oppertunity to own our own home. paid in full with our savings. these are just a few of the miracles that have happened in my life due to narcotics anonymous and my journey in recovery. i hope my message helps at least one person believe enough in themselves to give recovery a chance to save their lives.


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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