I’ve been trying to get clean for a couple years. I came down to Florida from Ohio knowing nothing about the rooms or recovery. I thought treatment was going to be a 30 day cure. I made harmful decisions that took me back out time after time. I started taking things a lot more seriously when by dad passed away. People said things like “he died so you could live.” That kept me clean for 6 months, without really doing any work on myself. Then a series of bad decisions took me out again on, by far, the worst run of my life. I landed back in the rooms of Recovery Unplugged and Narcotics Anonymous by the grace of God and with the help of the people at Recovery Unplugged who never gave up on me. I knew things really had to change this time so I got a sponsor while I was in treatment and really started to work on myself. I started listening and taking suggestions I didn’t want to take. I put my recovery first and if I find myself in a toxic situation or relationship, I leave it. When I deal with the struggles that come with getting clean I lean on the community at Recovery Unplugged and the rooms or Narcotics Anonymous for support. Now I have amazing relationships with the people around me. I’m happy. I’m able to be a great, present mother to my 6 year old daughter. And I choose, every day, to live for my dad and for myself.