How My Recovery Began.........'One Day At A Time'
My experience with drugs ended me at John Umstead Hospital. I woke up in the suicide ward. When I arrived there I was suicidal.
I was referred to a recovery house in Durham, North Carolina. It was a six month program. I wanted help really bad because I was at the end of my road. The house that I stayed in was very 'unclean' and unorganized. The people were using drugs and allowed to stay in the home. I felt as though I was still using myself. I felt that this recovery house was all about the money, and nothing about 'staying clean'. This particular house did not attend NA or AA meetings, nor any NA related programs at all.
I heard of another recovery house named 'Just A Clean House'. The light went off in my head....It was God working in my life then, but at the time I didn't even know it. I decided to go and take a look at the 'Just A Clean House' one day. I will never forget the first time that I walked in the 'Just A Clean House' property. The house was very clean and organized, much to my surprise. The people there were friendly and I immediately felt right at home. I decided that day to move in. Just A Clean House offered just what I needed and was looking for. This house had rules and regulations. It also implemented the NA program, and it was mandatory. I desperately needed that!
The owner was very honest, caring, and helpful. I respected that. I completed my stay at 'Just A Clean House' from June 19, 2006 to December 19, 2006 by learning to live by the spiritual principals of being honest, open minded, and willing. Those values have now been instilled in me and I am living by them to this day.
Today, I am coming up on two years clean and sober-June 19, 2008! Thank you to O'Mar, Just A Clean House, the NA program, and a God of my understanding.
Thanks Again to Just A Clean House, O'Mar and his wife, Karen. You're all doing a great job! Keep up the good work!
Love to you all, Phil