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Since December, Jesse has disciplined himself to jog 3x-4x/wk in an effort to create new healthy habits, clear his head mentally, and deal with the toxic emotions of 8 years of addiction and substance abuse.

“Just getting out there, jogging with Coach, my girlfriend Nicole, or myself on a disciplined schedule has been huge for me. I feel better about myself both mentally and emotionally. Training has helped me stay focused, and allowed me to do something positive for myself. Getting in shape, committing to run in the Mercedes Marathon, and choosing to do something healthy for myself are significant changes in my lifestyle! I look forward to the next jog!”

Jesse is a product of the shelter’s pre-treatment substance abuse program. He graduated from Dauphin Way in Mobile, moved thru the transitional housing program at Nashamah, and eventually moved to the CDM housing complex with The Firehouse. He has been employed by HOAR Construction and works on a crew that is building the new Children’s Hospital downtown. Slowly but surely, Jesse continues to build a strong foundation for his “new life” that includes 15 months clean and sober, getting his drivers license back, purchasing a truck and auto insurance, paying bills monthly, and re-connecting with this girlfriend.

Jesse’s story is from The Firehouse Shelter. Visit their profile to learn more.

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