How Far I’ve Come

How Far I’ve Come

Lisa, a young mom, was addicted to drugs when she got plugged into a local YFC Parent Life program. Below is a conversation between Lisa and her local Parent Life director:

“I just had a big anniversary, Jill! It has been a whole year that I have been clean from meth.”

"Wow, Lisa! That is incredible. I know meth is very difficult to quit."

“That is so true. Some days I’m discouraged or just so tired from being in school and having a baby that I’m raising by myself. Those days I want to get high.”

"How do you deal with that temptation?"

“I tell myself the truth and I ask God to help me be strong. I started using meth when I was nine and dealing when I was twelve. Everyone I knew used and I made so much money dealing. It was a difficult lifestyle to leave. I first quit because I was in jail and I didn’t have a choice.”

"Well, now you do have a choice so what helps you?"

“I remind myself of the people like you that I have in my life now. People that believe I can make a good life for myself and my baby. And God helps me remember the good reasons I have to stay sober. He helps me see how far I’ve come.”

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