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My Life

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My Life

My story is no different than anyone else's. I started out using at a early age. At first I thought it was fun until my life became unmanageable. My whole attitude and demener had changed. I stopped caring about the things and people that I loved. I became a garbage head. I took everything and anything to make me feel different. I chose to take a drug that changed my world and brought me to my knees. I started getting arrested. On Jan 5th of 1999 my whole world changed. I truly believe God had a different plan. I turned over custody of my sons to my family so that I could get help to become a better mother and daughter and friend. That was 14 yrs ago. They told me when I came into recovery Just Keep Coming. I will always be grateful for the path I had to walk through to get where I am today. My sons are back in my life and I thank God everyday for waking me up and giving me a choice each day. If you are reading this, Please Give yourself a break and don't give up Hope. Its a One Day at a Time process..I will close with this, If this junkie-ex con can get clean and stay clean so can you! NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!!!!!!!

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.

Guest Book


1. Julie
Thank you for sharing your story, Joyce. Congratulations on 17 years in recovery today!
2. Texan
You Go! Keep it Up, You mean bunches to your Sons.