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Living Proof

John Cox:

My addiction to meth and alcohol started when I was with my ex-wife. Peer-pressure from acquaintances we both knew kind of started it. However, I did not become fully addicted until my following relationship after being divorced for 3 years. This relationship was very toxic and caused me to really turn to meth and alcohol. Once I had become so addicted to these substances, I lost everything. Friends, family, respect, everything. I was a different person in everyone’s eyes that knew me before my addiction.
Towards the end of the relationship, I finally had a reality check. I had realized that this person I had become wasn’t me. I realized I needed to change my life for the better. A couple months after I had quit cold turkey on both meth and alcohol, I left my girlfriend because the relationship was becoming more and more toxic.
After ending that relationship, I moved to Mariposa and became a participant of Mariposa Heritage House. When I arrived, I was greeted with a very warm welcome from the staff. With them not knowing who I was, they made me feel very welcome. With their support, I was able to really focus on my recovery. Even though I have had hardships and fallen behind from time to time, I have been able to push through my recovery and improve my life.
I am now a volunteer of Mariposa Heritage House. The staff of Mariposa Heritage House staff encouraged me to continue my recovery by volunteering. After volunteering for several months, I was able to become employed at Subway in Mariposa. And I now have a home.

Even though I have faced hardships and challenges, I have been able to stay focused on my road to recovery. It wasn’t easy to get where I am, but I am grateful for everyone in my life that kept me motivated and encouraged me to continue my path to recovery. It is possible to accomplish goals while you are in recovery. Take my word for it, recovery is possible. And there was a time where I thought I couldn’t accomplish those things while in recovery. I am happy that I proved myself wrong.

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