I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. I had a great childhood with two loving and supportive parents and a great family. I never had anything to complain about. I made good grades and I was involved with swimming while growing up. I entered high school and I continued to make good grades. I only drank a couple times while I was in school; I didn’t do drugs or party and I looked down on people who did drugs.
During college, I met a guy who introduced me to the other side of life – drugs and partying all the time. I was 21 the first time I got high and it was a downward spiral from there. My grades started slipping, my attitude changed, and I wanted nothing to do with my friends or my family.
As the drug use continued, my family thought I would never get my life together. When I was 24 I found out I was pregnant. Even though I wanted so badly to be a good mom, I still could not stop using drugs. The day my daughter was born was the best day of my life. I wanted to get my life together for her. I went through an outpatient drug program and stayed off drugs for a while.
In October 2015, I decided I could use drugs again and be okay. I got into a horrible car wreck with my daughter in the car, almost killing both of us. Laying in the hospital bed, I knew I was not going to have many more chances in life and that I had to change. That’s when someone told me about The Healing Place.
I came to The Healing place in November 2015 and my life hasn’t been the same since. The Healing Place taught me that not only did I have to not use drugs or alcohol, but I had to change my whole lifestyle. I made some amazing friends along the journey who helped me and showed me how to be a good person and good mother. It gave me hope again. Today I know that if I stay sober I can do anything. The Healing Place saved my life.