Katy - Graduate
I am 34 years old and I started using methamphetamine at the age of 23. I was in an abusive relationship and had two children at the time. It was when I finally decided to leave my children's father that I started using drugs. This went on for nearly 10 years. I had left my children with family members, and been in and out of jail more times than I care to recall, all for drug charges. Finally, at the age of 31, I was offered the chance at treatment through the Drug Court system. I did go, and I completed their program, however I was unable to remain sober. After another miserable year of relapsing and jail time, Drug Court offered me one last chance. The Pat Moore Foundation came and picked me up from jail. I was so sick of going to jail and feeling the way that I did, and I quickly fell in love with the Pat Moore Foundation and their staff. They helped me tremendously; from the groups, to the counselors, to the family style eating. I found so much love, acceptance and structure there. I learned lifeskills like how to talk about things and work through them instead of running from them, how to be accountable and how to forgive others including myself.
I am proud to say that I have over 2 years sober, I work a full time job, I have a relationship with my children, graduated the Drug Court system, and I am off probation for the first time in 14 years. I am so grateful to the Pat Moore Foundation for saving my life and giving my children back their mother.