Nothing short of a miracle

My name is Rob I am a service manager and one half of the G.M management team. I have joint over sight with the better half of the management team Jody lol, Of all accommodation projects, RSI teams, Crisis teams, PIO, Voluntary and our new Hub recently opened on Drake street the reaching out centre.

 

This is not how it has always been for me I spent 20 years addicted to substances. I used everything from A-Z illegal and pharmaceutical to escape. I started using to take me away from me to escape life and the things that had happened to me, very quickly the substances took me away from friends, family, girlfriends and my children. I was soon living a nightmare that went on for 20 years. I took substances every possible way you could, drank, swallowed, snorted and injected anything and everything I could. I lived in a constant state of guilt and shame I went to bed not wanting to wake up and woke up to the same hell. I had many suicide attempts these were normally feeble and cries for help that no one heard.

 

I walked out of prison for the last time in 2015 after spending lots of my life away from everybody and where I felt safe in a cell. My journey from then to now has been nothing short of a miracle it has not been easy I have had to work harder than most and always put my heart and soul into everything I do. I have come up against discrimination because of my past people not taking me seriously I felt like sometimes I was just treated as an ex junkie yes that is true but my past does not define me its what I do on a day to day basis, its how I live my life as an example that anybody can change become a productive member of society. It does not now matter if other people do not respect me or value me because I now respect who I am I know my value.

 

I was known as many things for 20 year’s Junkie, druggie, alcoholic, Jail head, waste of space, drain on society, I am now known as Rob.

 

I am an addict in recovery who has good days and bad days who just tries to live life and not hide from it. If I can be more self-less than self-fish in a day then I am winning and so is everybody else. I no longer live in the past in shame and guilt or in the future in fantasy and expectation, I live in the day in reality.

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