cynthia cortez
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

I was never able to regain custody of the children I lost in my addiction but I have regained the love and trust of my family. I was in prison for poor decisions that stemmed from my using to attending community college my first year, addiction took everything from me, but most of all it took me.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

For every single life that is saved, a whole family is saved, most people have no awareness of the courage it takes to stop the addiction or the impact of the addicts family, we need to come together and educate the community, support to someone in early recovery key.

My life began almost 18 years ago as I made a decision to change my life, from 39 years of addiction to recovery, IN these past years I have managed women's treatment facilities, worked with feeding our area homeless, been a consultant for a domestic violence shelter. I'm giving back to my community and to myself my doing for others as I had received years ago, I am beyond grateful for my life today!