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The Day My Prayers Came True...

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The Day My Prayers Came True...

As a child I was brought up in a alcoholic family, both my mother and father drank day after day, my father got very abusive to my mother (verbally and physically). When I was 17 they divorced and by 18 I was living with a man who bartended for a living which kept me all the more in a bar. I continued to drink through the years, got 2 dui's (20 years ) apart from each other, went through 2 divorces, partially due to drinking. I started drinking every day immediately after work to help stop the shakes, on weekends after noon at times. For years I was in denile that I had any kind of problem with drinking, Finally after I turned 40 (aug. 26th) I knew I had to do something, I was so misserable with myself inside, I had thoughts of suicide, I knew right then I needed to do something, I had a young daughter that I knew needed her mother. On Sept. 7 2000 after a normal day of drinking I laid in bed that night crying and prayed to god over and over to help me sober up. That is when I believe my guardian angel saved me. When laying in bed l opened my eyes and there up above me was this white image, and minutes later I got out of bed and started calling treatment centers in the area, after calling several of them, I finally landed on one that had room for me. So I told my husband at that time that I wanted to go there for treatment. Knowing that was going to be my last day of drinking, I drank enough to really intoxicate me! I was admitted to a rehabilitation center in a clinic about 45 minutes from where Iived. I had 10 days of rehibilation and I knew I wanted so hard to stay sober so I gave it all I had in participating in every program there. After I got done with treatment and went home, I ended up going through a very stressful divorce and stayed at a crisis center till I could get back on my feet emtionally and finacially. Through the years, I stayed away from any drinking establishments and went to AA regularly, here I am almost 13 years later still sober!! To this day I truely believe god sent an angel to help me to get where I am now. I Love My Sober Life!!!!!!!!!


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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