Sarah T’s Recovery Story

I grew up without a dad. I guess that got to me more than I thought. I was always a good little girl. I had good friends and I went to church all the time. Me and my mother didn’t get along too well. She always wanted me to be someone I was not. She didn’t like the size I was. I was not fat, just not skinny.I went on a church trip once and there I tasted alcohol for the first time. I loved it. Something just clicked inside of me. I no longer felt the bad feelings I once did.

I then started to smoke pot and then taking pills. Before long I was a full blown cocaine addict. I loved it. It made me numb and all of the things I use to worry about no longer mattered.I sold many things to get cocaine. I began to hate it, but I needed it. One night I had a wreck. My mother found out I was on drugs and sent me to rehab. I relapsed after rehab. The cocaine addiction got worse. So did the drinking.

I Can Make It

Finally something in me just could not take it anymore, so I went to an AA meeting. I have been sober now for three months. I still have a lot of work to do and I still have a long path ahead, but with God helping me I believe and have hope that I can make it through this hard life.I am now only 18 years old and about to start college. I never would I have thought I would be alive to go to college, but thank you, dear Lord, for giving me life. If it worked for me it can work for you.

This excerpt is from About.

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