Recovery to me is regaining my lost life or rebuilding the person who I once was. Addiction isn’t solely based mood alternating substances, it could also be people, shopping, gaming, etc. I was bullied, sexually abused which led to me being suicidal. I was the case for my mother’s health and life detouring, and that why I got into recovery but today I am in recovery for myself. I always used to thing why me? But today my tag line is – try me. The youth of today definitely need help and they need to know that they are not alone.
Recovery is very important to me. Coming into recovery has got back what I once lost especially my loved ones. In recovery, I have been working on myself and everything else automatically falls in place. Addiction is a bad disease and the only way for me to get into recovery is to admit that I am powerless over my disease and ask for help. I mainly started using drugs to numb the pain I was feeling. I was hurt and drugs was my escape until one day I woke up in a prison cell with random people, this was my wake up call to ask for help, few years down the lane I realized that I am not alone and my family still loved and wanted me even though I was an addict. I feel that my story can speak to a lot of other addicts/ youth. I have a lot of experience that I can share and make them realize that there is beauty in life without substance abuse. I keep telling myself to go with the flow and my motto is ‘we learn from our past mistakes today, we practise what we learnt and tomorrow we achieve our goals’.