While growing up, I moved around a lot with my mom and my two brothers. After my grandmother died, I stopped seeing my dad. Around the age of 12, I began to sneak out of the house and starting drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana without my mom knowing. By the age of 14, I found out I was pregnant and continued smoking marijuana my entire pregnancy. After having my son, I started taking pills and that led to using crack and meth. At this point, I could take it or leave it but by 2018 I started using meth intravenously.
In 2019, DCS got involved and my mom was given temporary custody of my son. In order to regain custody of him, I was told I had to complete long term rehab. I arrived at the Women of Hope in March of 2019 and since then God has restored my life. I now have a great relationship with my mom and brothers. I get to see my son frequently and I now love the person that I am today. I am also engaged to a wonderful man. I’ve learned how to deal with my problems the correct way and I have become so close with God. I fully trust in God and I’ve allowed him to guide my every step of this journey. I graduate the Women of Hope in March and I’m confident about what my future will hold.