In the past, the only loyalty I would show is to those that would ultimately ruin my life. I was loyal to the people in the room who were holding the drugs or money etc…, not realizing that I was digging my own grave with these actions. I continued to do this for many years and only through a miracle I am still standing here today. I took a lot for me to understand the “true” and “healthy” meaning of loyalty and to be 100% honest, I am still learning more about it. It took me over a year to figure out where my true loyalty belongs, which is with my true self, my family and the ones who have spent the time to sit with me to better my life, without giving up on me. Salina and South Orange County Detox & Treatment (SOCD) will forever have my loyalty. Without them I would literally be dead or on the streets, or even worse if you could believe that. I can say that they have put up with more than any other relationship I can think of and still stayed loyal to me. It’s been a long bumpy road, and sometimes it still is, but I always know that if I have trouble or need a shoulder to lean on they will always be here for me. l will always show that loyalty back to SOCD and to those loved ones who have been loyal to me.