I am very fortunate to have found this program

“I am very fortunate to have found this program”

I found myself overwhelmed with undesirable emotions, and in a miserable state of existence. I began to crave cocaine, and turned towards its use as the solution of my problems. I began using cocaine on the weekends, and periodically during the week. It did not take long before I began using it on a daily basis, and I knew that I was in trouble. However, I could not stop no matter how much I wanted to. Cocaine completely took control of my life, and I was no longer in the driver’s seat. The conditions of all aspects of my life including my career were plummeting. I continued through the downward spiral of addiction, and distanced myself from all that was good in my life, including family, friends, and co-workers. My addiction then advanced to crack cocaine. After nearly being killed by drug dealers, I finally came to terms that I needed out and that I could not do it alone..

“My parents tried to help me and I pushed them away. I took off and massed out all of my credit cards, liquidated all of my financial accounts, and sold all of my assets. I needed cocaine, and nothing was going to get into my way. I spent near $150,000.00 over two years on cocaine until there was nothing left. I burned every bridge with friends, and I put my whole family through a living hell.

I consider myself to be a fully recovered addict now, and I am a happier, more stable, and competent person than I was before my addiction ever began. I never experience drug cravings, and I tackle all problems that I face in life head on. I understand myself better, and I no longer carry around the burden of my horrible past. I almost gave up my will to live during my addiction, especially after I lost hope that there could be a solution.

L.S. – Graduate