Ten years ago I was broken and a homeless drug addict. I lost everything, including custody of my child. I finally entered Bradford Health Services treatment program and then referred to FOCUS On Recovery for six months. This is where my recovery journey began. During my stay at FOCUS I began learning to live one day at a time without the use of drugs and alcohol. I learned about Rachel, who I was, how to become fully self supporting, a productive member of society, how to help others, a better mother and daughter and much more. The tools and living skills I learned at FOCUS enabled me to achieve dreams and goals that I thought were impossible.
Recovery is a gift that is limitless and never ending. In July 2009 I purchased my first home and in 2010 received my state and international certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am currently enrolled in college pursing a degree. As the Program Manager of FOCUS, I have been given the opportunity to work with ladies that were just like me and help them see that life is worth living and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is POSSIBLE.
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