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

Addiction took my dignity, my self-worth, and my pride.
Addiction twisted my mind to believe that I was worthless and unwanted. Addiction prevented me from being a mom, a wife, a sister, and a daughter. Addiction almost killed me.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

My sobriety date is August 26, 2010. Since then I have been able to rebuild my self esteem and my self worth. I am loved and wanted. I have been able to rebuild my family and gain their trust in me. I am part of the solution, I am no longer " the problem". I RISE for those who think it is impossible to ever stop, because I am proof that life can change. I RISE for the ones that never made it. I RISE for the hopeless, because I am hope...I love you.

I want to let others know that if a person like me can stop using drugs, so can they. I RISE to inspire hope.