My name is Susan Sexton and I am a recovering heroin addict. I put myself through a lot in my addiction, and took too much time to know what really living life feels like.
I have almost lost my arm to addiction, I have hep c and a heart problem because of active use. I have lost custody of my kids, on Jan 1-2011 I woke up next to the love of my life to a heroin o. d. I miss him very much today.
I have learned through recovery how to live today. How to except myself for who I am and forgive myself for the past. I embrace my future, do not move too fast by living one day at a time.
I love recovery as I live today and deal with the main thing that happens in my life one day at a time. GOD is my higher power and has truly saved my life today. My inspiration is the memory of the loved one that I lost and the love he had for life, but addiction is a hard thing to fight both spiritually and physically.
My hope is that my story will help someone not to live the way I did and get help. there is help and it is okay to ask.