I’m Lindsey and I’m an addict. I’m 4 months away from my 2 YEARS of sobriety! This is somewhere I never thought I’d be. My addiction started when I was about 15, and I didn’t try getting sober for the first time until I turned 18. I came close to dying a couple times, so I knew it was time to accept the help my family was trying to give me. I had tried a couple different places and things to get sober, but nothing worked. That was, until I went to an inpatient treatment and actual tried to take it seriously. I really did not want to die.
I was so weak and in so much pain; I was willing to do anything to make it stop. After a couple of days in at Allendale, I started feeling so much better! Everyone there showed me that a sober life is what I wanted for myself. I learned how to ask for help, I was able to rebuild relationships with my family, and I learned tools to help me live a clean life.
Once I graduated Allendale and then Fort Wayne Recovery, I had a few set backs, went back to Allendale and FWR, and a couple other places, but I knew I didn’t want to live that way anymore! On 12-18-21, I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant, and that was it! It was a hard 9 months, but I got to where I wanted to be, and it gave me the most precious gift in the world!! I’m still working on myself, but the change I’ve seen in myself since I started my recovery journey still to this day surprises me!
Now, I get to work at Allendale Treatment. I get to share my story with people who are in the exact same spot I was in a couple of times, and hopefully show them that it will get better! Everyday the people there help to remind me of where I was, and where I want to be! I’m so grateful for my recovery AND my addiction! Both have given me my Beautiful daughter, my relationships back with my family, my recovery family, a kick ass job, and a new way of life(a better life!).
It truly does work if you work it✨🙌🏻”