Alcohol and pot took me to the darkest depths of my life. I nearly died on my last binge. What once had been my idea of “fun” turned on me and grabbed me by the throat. I knew that the part of me that craved alcohol wanted me dead, and I was terrified. That was the moment that I admitted I was an alcoholic, a drug addict and that I needed help.

I tried for years to control my substance abuse, but to no avail. I later learned that once I “crossed that line,” it was impossible to do it alone. I had become a slave to my addiction, and I was miserable.

I entered Anuvia with hope, but I was also very scared. They said I would have to change my entire being. Well, I didn’t much like me as I was, so I became honest, open and willing to change. I started AA the very same day, October 18, 2003. It has been an absolutely amazing journey ever since!

The folks at Anuvia were wonderful! At last I had found people who understood me. (My friends and family certainly didn’t!) From them I learned about the disease of addiction and that my problems were more than alcohol and pot. My inner being had become a shambles over the years, and I was so tired of living a lie. I pretty much gave myself over to the care of the counselors at Anuvia.

Anuvia provided a safe place to make the changes necessary to get clean and sober … and to stay that way. It was definitely not easy. Sometimes it was very painful, but out the ashes of my life arose a better me.

For anyone caught in the throes of addiction, there is hope. Is it easy? No. Can it be painful? Yes. But the gifts of sobriety and recovery are truly miracles.

Let the folks at Anuvia help you. The miracle can happen to you; just give it your all and let yourself be transformed into the person you were meant to be. I go back to Anuvia every chance I get just to share my experience, strength and hope with those are suffering from addiction. I am truly blessed to be able to do this. A 12-step program is a wonderful thing! It has helped bring peace and serenity to my life.