I always thought I had my
life under control until I didn’t. After
the death of my father, my lifelong struggle with depression became harder to
mask and I began medicating myself with alcohol. What started as a daily drink soon turned
into daily drinks and my daily routines, lifestyle, responsibilities and
behaviors became unmanageable. Family,
friends and myself took a backseat to the bottle.
My good friends could see
that I was struggling and offered to get me help. In June 2018, I stepped foot into the Alcoholism
Center for Women in Los Angeles, and had no idea how treatment would change my
future. My wonderful counselors taught me how to strengthen the solid
foundation I had grown up with.
After graduating from their
intense in-patient program, I transitioned to Fred Brown Recovery Services in
San Pedro and their Recovery Bridge Housing Program. Their staff, counselors
and addicts who were on the same journey of sobriety welcomed me. The housing and accommodations were well
maintained and I began the next phase of my journey surrounded by an
open-minded and knowledgeable group of people that helped me navigate my
ongoing treatment and understand my mental health issues and the disease of
alcoholism Fred Brown has helped me
regain my sense of self and see the beauty in living a sober life.
I am so thankful to those
that support me and help me to continue to live my best possible life.