The past few years have been some of the most difficult in my life. I’ve been dealing with mental health and drug addiction issues, coupled with periods of deep depression. It has been a roller coaster ride, with good moments and bad, but overall it has been a very tough journey. I’ve had to face some hard truths about myself and my lifestyle, as well as make some tough decisions in order to move forward.
It has taken courage to push through the pain and tears. Even when I wanted to give up and surrender to old habits and fall back into my comfort zone, I would remind myself that life is about growth and facing our fears head-on. Going through treatment, let alone living life without substance abuse has not always been easy, but I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far.
I’m actively striving for recovery — staying sober day after day and managing my mental health like an adult. Having this new outlook on life gives me hope for the future; that someday soon I will look back on this as just a small part of the journey that brought me to where I am today.