My Name is Drew

NHR Experience | August 16, 2017

My name is Drew, and I am an alcoholic addict. When I was asked to write about my story for this newsletter, I was a little hesitant because so much has happened in my life to sum up into two paragraphs! Where should I start? What will stand out? How can I be of help? I’m just a junkie.. right? Wrong. That was just a chapter or two in my life. I don’t really like talking about my use because we all know how lives are ruined.

I’m going to start at the end of my old life. I was homeless (again), broken mentally, physically, and spiritually alone. I was truly sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I made a decision to change my life. I gave the program a shot, figured… “why not, I legit have nothing to lose”… once I moved into NHR Recovery Housing, I dove right in. I got honest with myself, which was not easy, but as time went on it became easier. I did exactly what I was instructed to do within my fellowship and everything that Book has promised me is being fulfilled. Today, when I have a bad day, when someone close passes (RIP Pino), or have girl problems, ANYTHING; I know for a fact the steps I need to follow to help me through.

Today, my priorities are in check:

God

Sobriety

Everything else: family, kids, work

 

If it weren’t for 1 & 2, there would not be a 3 I will leave it at this: no one has to die from this disease. We all deserve a good life, and we can all have one.

 

Other Stories of Hope

Other than Drew, five clients celebrated their first year in recovery this month and four others completed the NHR Recovery Housing Program. We are elated at the opportunity to share in so many life changing journeys.