Every day that I wake up without being dopesick or hungover is a good day. I hated the way I used to live when I was using and drinking. My every thought was consumed by the fear of withdrawal and so I focused on doing whatever I had to do to get my fix. It was a sad and disgusting lifestyle full of lying and stealing and deceiving everyone and anyone around me. When I look at where I am today and where I was three years ago I am completely blown away at the differences in my life and my mindset. When I was stuck in my addiction I had no goals or aspirations or happiness, I only had destruction and chaos and misery. My only hobby and happiness came from chasing my fix and putting the poison in my body. Today, I have a much fulfilling and meaningful life. I have goals and aspirations for myself and my family. I’m happy to wake up, go to work, spend time with friends, and be a father. I’m happy with the simple things in life such as cooking dinner for my family, reading a good book, writing in my journal and watching movies. I have hobbies like art and writing that keep me busy and give me an outlet to work out my stress and feelings. My life has changed in so many ways and each one is for the better. Everyday I know that I am moving my life forward in a positive and healthy directions and that I am making good decisions with everything I do. I don’t have to worry about the getting arrested, being dopesick, chasing down a dopeman, or making moves to hustle up money. All of that is so far behind me that it doesn’t even seem like it was ever a part of my life but rather like it was a fictional story. I love my life and what I have today and I know that none of it would be possible if it wasn’t for the Narconon program at Sunshine Summit Lodge. I am forever grateful for the opportunity that I had to get my life together because it worked far better than I could have ever imagined.