I can’t believe that I have made it three months without having any drugs.
I think the last time I went that long without having drugs was back when I was in my 20s and in the marine corps.
I’ll tell you one thing, it’s a wonderful feeling being clean. I am starting to see the world in a whole new light. That darkness that had plagued me for so long is no longer there. Instead of needing drugs to see the light, all I need to do is open my eyes!
I want to thank all of you that have written in to me (firstname.lastname@example.org for those who want to write). It’s truly inspiring hearing all about your stories. For those of you that have overcome your addiction, thank you for the inspiration. For those of you who are struggling like I am, you too can work to overcome it. We can do this together!
Things have been going well at the rehab center. Everyone has been wonderful. It’s interesting seeing people coming and going. I remember how hard it was during my first few weeks here. Now seeing people going through the same experience, I can’t resist helping them.
We’re a huge support group here.
I mentioned previously that we may be getting dogs to help us in our rehab. Well, we did! It’s so amazing. Seeing the love in these dogs eyes really makes life worth living.
They don’t let us have cameras nor take pictures in here, but here’s what my dog, Randy, looks like:
Isn’t he beautiful? Whenever I get out of this place, I hope that I can take him with me.
I know that his purpose is with disabled veterans, but I am one too! I’m going to have to petition to let me keep him.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to, but I’ll damn well try.