Name: Jennifer Olson
Sober Since: August 2016
Many many congratulations! Jennifer, for your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. You are so brave that you fight with addiction and overcome. You have inspired many people to get sober and we wish you a happy journey toward your new life.
Let’s read Jennifer Olson’s recovery story in her words that how did she become addicted to drug and alcohol and how did she get out of the addiction.
How did your addiction start?
When I was about 13, I didn’t like who I was. I was insecure and using made me feel like I could be anyone. I don’t know how but I started having alcohol and later I tried drugs, I was so excited when I abuse drugs. Thus, the endless journey toward drug and alcohol started which demolished my life.
What was your experience when you were under the influence of drugs/alcohol?
At first, it was exciting and freeing untell it became controlling, and I was obsessed, and it had me in chains.
When did you reach the point where you felt its time to fight addiction?
After I had lost everything more times than I care to count, seen jails and institutions, tell one day it hit me I only have my life nothing else to lose, and I almost forgot that a few times. I realized I couldn’t do it anymore.
How was your journey towards sobriety?
I finally accepted I was an addict and I surrendered to a higher power, and the NA program got a sponsor worked the steps did service work gave back.
How does life feel now?
Life is life… I can accept it for what it is. Good and bad. I have had to deal with overdose suicide struggles all sober. I did that shit. Something I never thought possible. I am living my life a day at a time working a full-time job being with my kids being responsible for learning to grow up…to be the best human I can be. And knowing I never have to use again is a fantastic feeling.
What message would you like to give to people who are struggling with drug/alcohol addiction?
Every addict can lose the desire to use and find a better way of life… There is hope. Your life matters. Everyone’s sobriety starts with the 1st hr…take it a day at a time… I love you and God bless you.