My daughter's demon

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

For four years, life was miserable! Many sleepless nights plagued me. My daughter would not come home, answer her phone, or text me back. I was the enabler. I was lying to her father about things so he would not get upset with her. It got so bad that I put a tracker on her car. Even if she was somewhere not good for her at least I knew where she was. I was scared answering unavailable calls because I thought this is the phone call that's going to tell me that my daughter is dead.

Four years ago, heroin was introduced to my 19 year old daughter. The daily struggles that our family dealt with were devastating. It splintered our family into many different pieces! This beautiful girl was ruining her life with her choices. After multiple attempts at recovery, we finally found a wonderful place that helped her heal her mind, her body, and her spirit. After one year of being sober, on October 30th, 2017, she is now a sponsor and is getting her life together. Even with all her success, it is a daily struggle for her. Thank you for bringing this subject into the spotlight.