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 have had the most amazing support here and have been given untold tools to help in my recovery.
I remember sitting in your office and at some point you would ask who I was. I’d usually fumble for an answer and come up with something short of meaningful. Today I describe myself as someone who is socially and environmentally aware and a good student, friend and son. Thank you for listening and not giving up on me.
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’ve been to a few rehabs. Prelude is the best!