addiction recovery, alumni of Westmisnter House, volunteers

Spotlight on Carly!

My addiction showed no mercy.  My addiction didn’t care for my children.  My addiction made me believe that I was worthless.

Everyday I was a slave to it and everyday it made me weaker than the day before.   When I hit rock bottom I knew I could not get better on my own.  One of the hardest things for me to do was admit that I no longer had control over my life.  I needed treatment.  I knew that I needed treatment in order to get days clean in a row.  I needed treatment to show me what life was like outside of my bubble that I had been living in for so long.  Treatment provided me with lifelong skills and the desire to live my life again.

Westminster House introduced me to Narcotics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous introduced me to a new way of life.  The 12-step program set me free and provided me with the knowledge of clean living.

Now that I am one year clean, I am feeling so strong in my recovery.  Everyday I thank Westminster House for the skills and knowledge they have taught me.  I am beyond grateful.  I have truly learned a new way of living.  I have become a present mother.  I am the type of mother my children deserve, the daughter that my mother deserves and the person I deserve to be.  I volunteer in the kitchen at Westminster House 3 times per week.  This is something I wouldn’t be able to do before I got clean.  The ability to be accountable to working at westie and be accountable to my children and myself is a gift that I will be forever grateful for.  Treatment and Narcotics Anonymous are the best thing to of ever happened to me.  The lie is indeed dead.  Recovery is possible.  Westminster House saved my life.