My name is Tommy,
I was a heavy heroin addict for 24 years. In 2015 my brother convinced me to get help. May 2nd 2015 is my sobriety date. I traveled to another country to get clean. I quit cold turkey, I stayed in bed for 21 days and had family feeding me whenever I could eat. Once I was able to get out of bed, I entered the rehab. Once I entered, a week later my brother passed away.I came back home, buried him and returned to finish what I started. I completed a 6 month treatment, became a drug counselor in the Rehab for a few more months and then returned home in Miami.
Today I am almost 2 years clean and I know my Brother would be proud of me. I have a full time job and I volunteer as a drug counselor a couple of times a month.
It has been a very difficult journey, but not about to quit.I lost it all, More than half my life was a haze.
That is a summary of my life.