Doing the Most Good
When I came to The Salvation Army I was mentally and physically broken; I did not think that I could beat my addictions.
Due to my drug addiction, most of my family didn’t think I would reach my current age of 55.
I entered the ARC in February because after four years of being clean and sober - I relapsed! I owed a drug debt and I was close to losing my housing and needed to get myself back together. Many changes have occurred since coming here! I think the biggest change has been my attitude. I no longer feel isolated and lonely. I am working on a closer relationship with God. In addition to being clean and sober, I am cigarette free! I am starting to take care of myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’m eating better and am exercising on a regular basis. With my counselor, I have been able to discover and bring to light new feelings about myself. When I look in the mirror, I see a different person. I see one who has a renewed motivation for life and sense a strong purpose for my future. I have a renewed relationship with my son, maintained my home I’m steadily bringing down my debt. My time here at the ARC has been well spent and I see a bright future ahead. I learned from my relapse and have the tools necessary and in place to use when needed. I am a grateful person in recovery!
Exposure of drugs, alcohol, and violence that shaped a false identity for me.
I had to go through some things, experience some things and lose somethings to want to change some things