My name is David and I want to start by saying that I have been in your shoes. People used to call me a dope fiend and gang banger. I never cared about what people used to think of me because I never cared about people. I spent almost 8 years in prison and at first it started out fun for me. Then I started to grow up a little bit everyday while I was in a drug program. People would say that I just gave up but it wasn’t that, I just wanted to become successful and start to be a dad. I have now 3 kids and an amazing girlfriend that is soon to be my wife. I work at a job that I can now call a career. I am working as an equipment operator. Now I don’t want people to get the wrong idea of me because it has not been easy. I still have the nightmares at night to remind me of who I used to be and how easy it would be to go back to that kind of life style. The things that help me is a great sponsor that I can call anytime when I struggle, a great support system who is there for me everyday to remind me of the things that I can do by living this life clean and sober. I know I have been asked the questions of well do you miss the life style, the answer is NO, and then also asked will you ever go back to what you used to do, I don’t want to but I just take it one day at a time and that is all I can do.