Doing drugs and drinking alcohol was the relief to my pain of the loss of my father at twelve. He committed suicide, leaving me, my brother, my sister and mom. Losing him brought anger into my life. I didn’t know how to control the anger; therefore, I began to use drugs to ease the pain. Eventually I began stealing in order to support my addiction. I was on a path of destruction and spent seven months prison and five months in jail. I put my family through a lot of hurt and pain. God blessed me in 2013 when I was in court on probation violation. The judge gave me the option to get help from Adult & Teen Challenge instead of jail. I came in lost, broken and ready to change. Since then, God has renewed my mind and my family relationships are healing. God gave me a second chance here. I give all honor and glory to God for what he’s done in my heart.