It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Life
My name is Felton, and I’m from Dayton, Ohio. I’ve struggled with addiction for years. My use began long ago with alcohol, followed closely by marijuana. Not long after, a new drug emerged on the market. They called it crack cocaine—I started selling it. Eventually, I tried it myself. I was hooked for over a decade. I tried to break free many times. In fact, I got sober for five years, but fell back into old habits. I lied about my crack use to loved ones. I didn’t want people to know. I was tired of using, but I didn’t know how to stop long-term. I worked to feed my habit and spent all of my money on my addiction. While I made a good living, I always found myself spending my earnings on crack. It was habitual for me.
Fast forward to nine months ago. I had gone through an amount of money that I’m ashamed to admit. I was sick and tired of my addiction. I found that my heart physically ached. I sought medical treatment and told them of my chest pain and current drug use. They asked if I had suicidal thoughts, and I said no. However, when they tried to discharge me two days later, I lied and told them I was suicidal. I couldn’t handle the thought of being turned back into the environment that had harmed me, and I knew this would help them to see my desperation. They offered me help with rehab. I decided to go for 90 days.
When I completed my rehab stay, I didn’t know where I would go. None of the options felt right to me, and I left. Through the help of family and people that cared, I was matched with a sober living facility at Mahajan. Mahajan was wonderful to me even while I was struggling. I’m shocked they didn’t kick me out, but they stood by me. I still craved crack and wasn’t exactly easy to deal with. But, Mahajan was there for me. They stuck with me. The counselors got through to me even when I didn’t want to talk. They always listened and cared about me. At 67 years old, I felt I was beyond help. I felt my use was who I was. Mahajan showed me that I could live a better life.
If you’re struggling like I was, even if you think you’re beyond help, contact Mahajan Therapeutics about their sober living or rehab facilities. Give yourself the opportunity to get clean. Take this advice from me—commit to at least 90 days. Give yourself the chance. It isn’t too late to change, and if you don’t, you could lose your life. Your life is worth so much more than you think it is. You’ll appreciate your life when you get sober. While temptations will always be there, you take it one day at a time. We must live in today.
It’s never too late to change your life.