Addiction has opened my eyes in so many ways I never thought possible. From the depths of hell to now the most beautiful days ahead. It hasn’t been easy and I still get cravings but I have tools and things I enjoy doing now, like running 🏃🏼♀️ and reading 📖.
No matter how long and rough the road may seem now it is doable, one day at a time. Little by little, each step in the right direction adds up to an incredible journey ☀️
I used to have a completely normal life. I had a good job, reliable car, place to live, and was working on getting my bachelor degree. Until I started drinking and got two DUIs, then was introduced to meth and my whole world turned upside down. I lost everything. No job, no car, no place to live, and quit school. I isolated myself from family and friends and drowned myself into using meth and drinking daily. I eventually stopped using meth when I began experiencing psychosis which landed me in a mental ward. But my drinking continued to deal with the aftermath of the destruction. I eventually got a third DUI and was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis after being in and out the ER. My mom finally forced me into an IOP rehab which changed my life because I was willing to do whatever it took. I am now 10 months clean and sober. I know I have a journey ahead of me but with support and my willingness to survive I can enjoy life again without having to be numb. I am slowly getting my life back.