Your giving allowed us to help many people, such as David. Now, he shares his personal story and his hope for others seeking recovery.
I just thought, ‘This is not gonna change unless I do something different.’
“I had no motivation, poor judgement calls. I avoided family and hung out with the wrong people- but I was just content with it. I’d work then blow the money on drugs, then do it again.”
David was in the Frontline program twice before he says it finally clicked. “The first time I knew what I was learning, but I didn’t try to put it into action, I really didn’t care.” Then, after getting arrested a second time he said he knew something had to change.
“It was hard at first to explain my addiction to people; it’s in the media so much. I’ve stopped watching the news- it’s so negative- and instead I make my own news each day doing something new.”
“My mom and grandma were always there for me; even my counselor, she was great. I could talk to her about anything.”
David joined Frontline’s Art Recovery group, which he said he found helpful as a means to plug in and express himself in a new way. He said since he’s finished treatment, ‘everything’ has changed.
Now he wants to share what he’s learned with others. “I want to help people- even if this just reaches one person, and they think ‘hey, if he can do it, I can do it.”