I am more determined than ever
My name is Nicole. I am originally from Chalmette. I started using drugs when I was 21 years old; it started with drinking and smoking marijuana. At the age of 26, I started doing hard drugs with my mother and sister. It started with using pain pills, and then I graduated to crack. In a matter of three months I had lost everything, including my soul. I got married to my husband and immediately starting lying to him about using. I left home for weeks and weeks at a time. I began using so much that I left my husband’s house and my children to live on the streets. I started selling my body for money for about a year. I got so bad that I went to jail for prostitution twice.
Finally in 2011 I went to Grace House. I stayed three months, and I then left the program. Within a month I relapsed. I did the same thing over again; sell my body, drink and not care about anything at all. Finally on June 10, 2013 I became sober and came back to Grace House. I am now two months clean and very determined to complete this program. This time I want it more than ever. I’m learning how to cope with my problems. I am paying more attention this time to my recovery. I am learning who I am and I owe it to my counselors and to Grace House for believing in me today. I also have faith in God that he will direct me in the right path. I am more determined than ever to accomplish this road to recovery at Grace House.