A happy life

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

I used for more than half my life. I used to numb and I wanted to die. I went to my first rehab at 15 years old. I was already drinking daily. I have been addicted to every drug out there and my last three years of using I became an IV user. My life was completely unmanageable to say the very least. In and out of jails and rehabs, I was slowly killing myself. The hole I dug seemed so deep, I would never get of it. But I did. On July 5, 2017 I got sober. I spent 15 days in detox and completed 90 meetings in 90 days. AA is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I am no longer a prisoner to drugs and alcohol. Today I have a life worth living and I’m happy. I just celebrated my two years being sober. I get to share my experience, strength, and hope with the local probation officers. I am extremely grateful for my life and take it one day at a time. I never want to lose this happiness.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

Keep moving forward and take it one day at a time. I’m proud of everyone for getting sober and living a good clean life.