I started using drugs about the age of 16. That’s when I first realized that I could numb all the hurt I was feeling on the inside. I didn’t really care what drugs I did, just as long as it changed the way I felt and stopped the pain. Over the past 30 years, my drug and alcohol addiction has taken me to some pretty dark places in my life. It has even caused me to attempt to take my own life. I knew that I was addicted when I chose my addiction over my kids, grandkids, and other family members.

I found out about Women of Hope in February 2017. Even though I stayed for only 7 months, God’s seed was planted in my heart. I relapsed not too long after I left and my relapse lasted for about a year. In August 2019, I came back to Women of Hope. Since then, I have learned to accept life on life’s terms. I have an amazing relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I graduated in September 2019. God has restored my relationship with my oldest granddaughter. I help out at WoH whenever I can and I have a job at with a local church. I have been clean and sober for 16 months, 29 days, 12,385 hours! All the glory goes to my Heavenly Father!