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Letter to the Editor: My Road to Recovery and how others who find themselves in a similar position can get help and support they need

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - My Road to Recovery (16 April 2017)

By the time I set out on my journey of recovery, my life had spiraled out of control. My life changed dramatically as soon as I swallowed my pride and reached out for help.

I started using mind and mood altering substances to deal with my obsessive-compulsive behaviors. In active addiction, life felt like being on a roller coaster, and no matter what I did I couldn’t get off.
When I finally entered Ambrosia Treatment Center the miracle of sobriety began to happen. I found a clear and defined path to follow, helping me be an accountable, responsible person again.

By playing an active role in my 12-step fellowship, I learned that I must turn my will and my life over to a power greater than myself to succeed. For me, being able to share what I have learned with newcomers is the best part of sobriety.

Today, I still lean on others for support and accountability – key to my sobriety.  If you’re struggling to overcome addiction and don’t know where or who to turn to, I encourage you to seek help through Ambrosia’s “We Do Recover” Movement,  – it provides valuable support systems and tools for addicts, as well as those in recovery.

John Beliveau
Goffstown, New Hampshire