Unequivocally, I credit New Hope Rising to helping me to be able to maintain my sobriety. The individual care offered and various in-house wellness practitioners made available have been expreiences I would not have found elsewhere or even knew to seek out. They have all contributed to a healthier and more complete journey in recovery. With a long history of doing things my way, coming to NHR was not what I wanted- but exactly what I needed.
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.