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I was 20 when I found out I had a mental illness, the ups ad downs was really killing me, so I thought. I remembered thinking that I could make myself feel better...smh. What was I thinking, before I knew it I was living in my grandma's basement 7 years had passed and getting high off crack cocaine and no longer taking my medication. It was a nightmare my life. I had a great family and friends that never gave up on me, I tired 10 rehabs and the mental hospital, I felt like I had nothing to live for. Until I got pregnant with my son, I couldn't stop using I was so selfish. My son Gabriel was born July 2, 2009, 6 pounds 4 ounces the most beautiful boy ever. He saved my life, I went into a program stayed and really worked on myself. I have been clean for 4 of the most beautiful years of my life. There is nothing I'm more sure of than this, I will never find anything but pain in drugs. I can't say that the 1st year wasn't hard but it gets so much easier. Sobriety is really worth fighting for.

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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