I was a heroin user for 18 yrs but now I have been clean for 22 years.
I was sick of the life I was leading. I wanted to stop for my kids, my job, so many reasons the change and not enough to stay the same.
For me recovery means: A good lifestyle, I can be the mother I wanted to be. Not having to answer to my addiction. Freedom.
Life is wonderful now. I still have my ups and downs but I now know how to deal with them without turning to drugs to get me by. I have the freedom to live my life the way I want and not be tied to an addiction.