“It has taken me 11 years to finally admit to myself that I am an alcoholic and I have a drinking problem. I took my first drink at the age of 17. All the bumps, turns, hitting rock bottom, ending up having nothing besides hope. That was the first chapter in my life. Putting that drink down at the age of 28 and coming to St. Monica’s was the start of my second chapter.
“My counselor at St. Monica’s asked me a question: ‘If I made changes in my life now, would it be different from today?’ My answer came to me very quickly. No, I would not change anything about it. I’m not perfect ~ I make a million mistakes every day. But being at St. Monica’s has made me a stronger, more independent person. I can honestly say I would not be here without their help.
“I have no way of knowing what is going to happen on the next page of my life story, but I do know that thanks to St. Monica’s and my strong willpower I am sober today!”
Misty has been at St. Monica’s for nearly eight weeks ~ her story of recovery is just beginning.