We Can Recover: Leah G.

Posted on May 12, 2016
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Here at Infinite Recovery, in everything we do, we believe in the power of recovery. We believe that each person can achieve infinite freedom, success, and abundance in all areas of their lives.

We believe that recovery starts with a story.  Your story.

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Leah G.

I am a 43 year old single mother of 3 daughters, ranging from 13 to 20 years of age. I am also a person in recovery who suffers from the disease of addiction.  Growing up, I did what every teenager did:  I drank on the weekends and hung out with friends.  I was the one that always wanted more–whether it was drinking more or doing more drugs.  It seemed I could never get high enough.

The years after high school brought the turmoil of my long-time boyfriend dying suddenly, going to college, but not finding my place there, transferring schools, getting married, and having my three daughters.  The common thread in those years was my ever-increasing drug use. After 15 years of marriage, I divorced and moved back to my home town. I felt completely defeated.  I started using methamphetamines and got remarried one year later. My girls were slowly slipping away from me, and I had no idea of how bad my addiction had become.  I was a functioning addict, but lived two different lives.

I managed to keep good jobs for a while, but was fired for missing too much work.  I eventually found myself out of work, drowning in financial burdens, and completely dependent on meth. I had lost sight of my family and friends, and was very depressed. It was the darkest time of my life.  My family and friends knew something was going on with me, but did not know the extent of it.  After being hospitalized with a life threatening blood infection I decided to disclose my addiction to my family.  That is when my new journey began.

The biggest part of my recovery was given to me by the Grace of God.  He has carried me through the darkness and given me a whole new meaning and purpose for life.   During my 70 days in a treatment center, I found God and I found myself. I also realized that, after taking from society as an addict for so many years, I wanted to give back.  Last December, I completed by Associates degree and am working in the recovery field at Infinite Recovery. I know that my past is both the devil’s playground and the journey that made me who I am today. I understand that I did not choose this disease and that I will battle it for the rest of my life. I have more belief every day that I can recover and that I can help others do the same. My sobriety date is 06/09/13.

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