I was brought to The Healing Place by Department of Corrections. I was released on parole with circumstances of completing a Substance Abuse Program. I had been incarcerated for almost two years because of troubles of my own making. During that time I began to realize what my life had become. I had a lot of questions “why” and “how” did I get here. This isn’t the way my life was supposed to turn out. That’s not who I was but who I became during my drug and alcohol addiction. I was consumed with guilt, misery, remorse and shame. I was lifeless and spiritually bankrupt. I was clueless of my disease.
The Healing Place helped me understand the answer to my “why” questions. I started to grasp the concept of my disease and why I did the things I did. They also taught me that there was a solution for all my problems including my alcoholism and drug addiction. I found it very interesting to learn about this disease. I know that I have a choice every day I wake up and that I don’t have to go back to that old lifestyle. I thank God for working through the justice system and putting me on this amazing journey! I am able to be the mother, daughter, sister, and employee that God intended me to be all along. Most importantly, I am able to help other women just like me!
Posted on September 26, 2014
by Marla Highbaugh