It is important for me to have enthusiasm when it comes to recovery, myself & my future. Without enthusiasm I become stagnant and I feel alone and I quickly could go right back to the hell I started-out in with drugs and alcohol. If I didn’t continue to work on my recovery with enthusiasm, I wouldn’t be where I am today in my life. When I first got clean, South Orange County Detox & Treatment (SOCD) welcomed me with helping hands and kept me motivated to get sober. As I progressed in treatment, SOCD provided me with a new enthusiasm for a better life and I made goals that I never thought were possible. I began my education again, which I haven’t done since high school. Now, I have enthusiasm for studying for tests and keeping good grades, which I am very grateful for.
Within my relationships, I struggled in treatment and my step-work because I did not want to meet with family members. I didn’t want to face my deeper issues and my wrongs. I’ve always wanted to do the things that I told myself I couldn’t because of weakness. I took Salina’s advice, worked with my therapist and sponsor, and I let go of my resentments and my fear of facing my wrongs. Although it wasn’t easy, I was able to mend my broken relationships with my family. I am not perfect by any means, but I do have enthusiasm when it comes to life and with the my help of sober community and SOCD, I have the support I need to keep on the right track.