Before I came to Freedom House I was living in a world of despair. I began experimenting with drugs and alcohol when I was 13. When I was 25 I discovered Oxycontin, a highly addictive, powerful opiate. I fell in love with this medication that provided a means of escape.
My tolerance level soon escalated and I switched my addiction to heroin. Heroin took over my life and owned my soul. I was a slave to it and it was the only thing I cared about.
Chasing that high eventually took everything from me. I lost my children, my home, my family, my car, and all respect for myself. I was completely hopeless and then ended up in jail.
When the numbness went away and I had no choice but to take a look at myself and the mess I created, I hated myself and wanted to die! I had hit rock bottom.
Not knowing what else to do I finally began to pray. After one year in jail God answered my prayers and with the help of my mother I came to Freedom House.
Freedom House has literally saved my life. Not only am I physically healthy and sober but without Freedom House I would never have found God. I have been recently saved and baptized and Freedom House is teaching me what it means to walk with the Lord.