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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.


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