Meet Tonya

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.

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