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Brianna’s story

Brianna’s story

I started using when I was 15. First it started with pot. Then I came to love cocaine. At 16 I entered into treatment for a year at a boarding school. Shortly after leaving this program I was quick to use again. I began doing heroin and lots of crack. I founds self moving to various places in hopes to start fresh and catch a break. I found myself doing meth and living in a shack outside a trailer. My parents had no idea what they could do for me anymore at this point. I had one last chance to go to treatment. I didn't complete it and became homeless. Sleeping behind buildings, on park benches, eating at the soup kitchen. I lived this way for eight months, till I got arrested and spent a month in jail. There I found a higher power and asked to go to one more treatment centre for three months. I worked hard and stayed strong and now I have 120 days sober. With the help of a sponsor and good support, and not enabling me, my family and I are now starting to rebuild what I had lost. 

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December 31, 2012 | zecha

You are amazing.

December 13, 2012 | BRITTANY TURNER

CONGRATS ON 120 DAYS AND COUNTING…PROUD OF U AND U SHOULD BE TOO I KNOW FROM WATCHING THAT ITS NOT EASY….CONGRATS AGAIN AND STAY STRONG

December 13, 2012 | Greg

Congrats! I know the decision was not an easy one! I too was faced with the question and followed the same course you have chosen. Scary at first but then after time I have been convinced that it was the best thing I could do for myself. Today I am grateful to have been enlightened to the option of not to use and live a sober lifestyle. Prior to my awareness I was sure I was just being cool, but only following what the crowd was doing. All the best to you and please don’t give up 5 minutes before the miracle takes happens!

December 05, 2012 | Deatra M Bingham

Congrats on your days sober. I know how hard it can be at first but it does get better. When I first got sober, I thought that I would never have any more fun. But now with over a year, I have learned what fun can be had when you can remember what you did.

December 04, 2012 | Jane

Hang in there! You’re doing really great!

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