In 1984 I checked in to a local mental hospital to begin drug treatment. I signed up for three weeks of hell. I am recovering from heroin addiction. They had us go to three Narcotics Anonymous meetings held in the hospital a week. In those meetings, I felt like I had found a home. I got out of the hospital, and not long after I began to relapse, I'd still go to N.A. meetings and they would welcome me back and tell me "Keep Coming Back". I continued relapsing for two years, and in 1986 I put the dope down and made a commitment to stay sober. Was it easy? "Oh, Hell No" Was it worth it? YES! I picked up my 31 year medallion this September 2019. I have a wonderful family and some great SOBER friends. Life on life's terms still sucks at times but with God and Narcotics Anonymous I can make it "Just For Today".
I've had some real challenges in my life like Hep C, the loss of my first wife in 2006, mental illness PTSD and MDD, which I still battle. Being sober has been worth it.