Stopped digging to the bottom
I am a 32-year-old man that has just found a new way to live. I am 18 months clean and have gone from a homeless gutter junkie to a father, friend, homeowner and plant manager. I was blessed with a new chance at life.
I was hooked on pain pills at first, then went to heroin. I gave my three kids away and lost a wonderful wife, a business, and any dignity I had left. I went through many detoxes and rehabs and just kept relapsing over and over. I wound up flying a sign on the side of the highway and becoming a thief.
I found 12 steps to change the way I live my life. I started recovery facing 10 years in prison. I faced all my problems head on for the first time in my life. I learned that drugs were just a symptom of my problem. My problem was fear. I had to take a look at what I had done and find hope to believe in. We all deserve to have the chance of recovery. There is hope for all of us who are addicted.
I know that every day I live I must put recovery first. I am just as close ?to using as anyone but today I have put the shovel down and quit digging new bottoms for myself to hit. If no one has told u today... I love you all. ?
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