Something that I learned about making changes for the better was, I had to gain a positive attitude about my life and about myself. Believe me it wasn't as easy as it sounds. I felt as though I had the weight of the world on my shoulders...and in a way I did. I was a single parent for a long time and I had to be the one that paid the bills and brought home the food. I know that was the reason I never actually went off the deep end.
You'd think that would have been enough to stop myself, but it wasn't.
Even though I still had an addiction, of one kind or another, I was able to function and keep up on the bills.
[Written by Sherrie Vitello]