Hi, my name is Tonya and I’m an addict.
My episode with drugs began when I was a dealer. The problem came when I crossed the line from seller to user. My drug use began to affect my finances. I couldn’t keep money in my pocket. My bills became delinquent. I had struggles at work and my home life began to suffer. I felt very alone and I missed several years of my children’s lives because I was getting high.
I stopped using for a while, but I relapsed.
When I found out I was going to be a grandmother, I knew I wanted to be a good grandparent. I didn’t want to miss out on this child’s life. I call my grandchild my angel for giving me a reason to save my life.
Hi, my name is Tonya, I’m 40 years old. I’m proud to have the ability to do for my family. I have been employed at a homeless shelter since December 2008. I do things with a clean and honest mind. “It feels good to have money in my pocket and family back in my life.”
I have been clean since August 17, 2008.