The "Someone" Project
I Was Someone . . . I Love Someone . . . I Saved Someone . . . I Hurt Someone . . .
We all have been affected by addiction in some way. Whether it is a coworker, a spouse, a child, a friend, a parent or even ourself – we each have a story to tell. When we speak out and share our experiences with alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health, we shed the stigma that’s preventing people suffering with addiction from coming out, having a conversation and, perhaps most importantly, seeking treatment.
I’m thankful I had the chance to get clean and now I can move forward. I don’t have to live like that now and I’m grateful for my second chance to be ME, the best me.
I have had the most amazing support here and have been given untold tools to help in my recovery.
For the rest of my life I’ll be in recovery – because just one slip can blow everything. The most important thing for me to remember is that despite the mistakes I’ve made, I am still a good person and have much to give. I stay clean because I wake up every day and promise myself that I won’t do drugs that day. Imagining not doing drugs ever again sounds too overwhelming, so I take it a day at a time.
I’m doing great and wanted you to know how much I appreciate your help! The first 2-3 months were rough, but now I can say I’m happier than I’ve been in a very long time.