Once Roberta started to work the program to get help, things started to change in her life. She felt good about herself and no longer wanted to use.
I started using drugs at the age of 9 years old. At first it was only on special occasions but then it got progressively worse. I started to use every day, by the time I was in middle school I was in full blown addiction. I needed to be high at all costs. When I got in high school I got pregnant with my first child and her father ran out on us. I had to drop out and work full time. It was there I met my ex and I thought I was in love. We got married and had 3 kids together. Our relationship took a turn for the worse and he became violent and started to abuse us all. I used to mask the feeling of despair and anguish. I soon lost custody of my children and then my addiction consumed me – I used to live and lived to use. I met my fiance’ and things finally started to look up – he helped me put the pieces of my life back together and I got pregnant and gave birth to my 3 year old. When she was born they took her too and I lost all sense of reality and my life spiraled out of control. 5 months later I became pregnant with my 2 year old son and I knew they were going to take him so I used the whole pregnancy. I gave birth to him and they took him so I kept using but not to get high. I wanted to die. I got pregnant with my 7th child and I said that was enough! I was tired of living the life that I was living and I wanted my child so I came to the Aletheia House for help. Being here started to show me that I could live without drugs and be comfortable in my own skin. Once I started to work the program things started to change in my life. I was happy. I felt good about myself and I no longer wanted to use. I gave birth to my baby girl on July 2, 2013 and I got to keep her and I had a new lease on life! This only proves that being sober and living life the right way works better! I am proud to say that I went to treatment and got help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone at the Aletheia House for helping me get my life back on track. I love each and every one of you!!!
Roberta received help at Aletheia House. To learn more about this program, please visit their page on our resource directory.