Aged 29, I became addicted to heroin. I lived a lie trying to function whilst raising my two kids, but drugs led to crime and prison. I lost everything. Instead of solving my problems I used drugs to block the pain!
The turning point came through rehab. It was through the support of others that I realised I could regain my life. The more days I spent free from drugs the more clarity I gained.
I made a decision to take back my life, to beat addiction and help others. My desire was to re-unite my family, to build relationships and to feel in control.
It’s taken time, resisting temptation, battling with doubts, regaining trust, but I was determined to make it happen!
I have re-built those relationships, I love my kids and I have become a support worker.
You can use your pain to create a purpose and you can do it now.