Craig

Group Facilitator

Craig

Ten years married, beautiful daughter, employment, mortgage, great friends and family…then it was gone. Drinking, gambling and drugs had all finally caught up with me and those I loved.

What had always been viewed as “a bit of fun” had ruined my life. Looking back, addiction in one form or another had always controlled my life but I would have told you I was in control. That couldn’t be further from the truth, the whole time an addict had been staring back at me in the mirror.

Rehab gave me the break I needed. 3 months to just concentrate on me, forget about the outside world and connect with 12 step recovery. Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually broken by the time I got there and with no idea what to expect my life found purpose. Those questions of “who am I and how did it get to this?” were beginning to become clearer but still the answers continue to evolve.

Now 5 years abstinent and with a career helping others living with addiction life has turned around. I’ve turned around. Things aren’t perfect but I’m okay with that and it’s far better than the alternative.