"in my own words"

October 12, 2009
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The most challenging part about being a student in recovery is dealing with the urges to use and the euphoric recall. These make concentrating on school very difficult. I do my best to make sure I’m on top of school work by talking to teachers and asking questions when I need help, which I refused to do before I came into recovery. I’m learning to be a responsible student as well as a young adult. I’m taking charge of my life.

Throughout my journey I have been motivated to stay in recovery because of my family. My family has stood by my side throughout my entire addiction. No matter what I do they still love me and never judge me. My parents never give up on me, and that used to baffle me, but now I appreciate all they’ve done for me and the fact they have never given up has taught me not to give up. My family’s love for me is my rock. Without them I wouldn’t be in recovery.

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grandmavicki said...
Oct. 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm
this essay shows great maturity, Gabby, proud of you and love you lots!
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