Meet Faith, A Grateful Addict Who’s Recovering From the Disease of “More”
My name is Faith R. and I am a grateful recovering addict. I’m from Colorado Springs, Colorado. My clean date is December 12, 2010. Many people will tell you they are a recovering alcoholic, or that they are recovering from cocaine addiction, or that they are a grateful recovering heroin addict. Me? I am recovering from the disease of more. When I was in my addiction, my drug of choice was MORE. More opiates, more coke, more meth, more weed, more booze…more, more, MORE!
Like every recovering addict I’ve ever met, I had to go through a whole lot of pain before I made the decision to get clean. I had to hit a really rocky bottom before I finally reached out for help and decided that, no matter what, I was done using drugs. It took a long time to get there, but I am thankful I made it out of my addiction alive. SO many addicts don’t.
Those early days of recovery were quite difficult. I will never forget detox. It was so painful.
After detox, I did thirty days of in-patient rehab, I did outpatient treatment for three months, and I lived in an Oxford House for a year-and-a-half. Looking back, I know without a shadow of a doubt that putting my recovery first was the best gift I could have ever given myself.
Now that I have experienced some of the blessings of recovery, I want to tell you 5 wonderful things about being a sober woman.