Alumni Spotlight – Monique A

by | Aug 23, 2021

Can you imagine living in a world where you used drugs every day to cope?
And when you wanted to stop you couldn’t. That was me.
Drugs took precedence over my son, my home, my life. I felt trapped in a cycle of guilt and shame.
The consequences were getting bigger.
I ended up in jail and felt hopeless.
That was the low point that propelled me to reach out and ask for help.
I entered Westminster house on March 3rd, 2015.
It was a long time since I felt safe, and Westminster gave me that space to start my healing.
I started to practice living a lifestyle that included a 12 step program.
I learnt how to connect to myself, my family, and others.
I was slowly building my relationship with my son.
I stayed there for 7 months.
They helped me with my charges and worked on rehabilitating me back into society.
I am currently 6.5 years clean.
I have a strong relationship with my son and family.
I have deep and meaningful relationships.
I keep learning new and skillful ways to cope.
I am now there for other women who want to learn how to change their lives.
My life is so different than what it used to be. I have freedom in ways that I thought were not possible.
Westminster house helped build my foundation of recovery.

I am forever grateful.