Expression of Gratitude:
I entered sobriety broken, pregnant and rather helpless. My plan was to stay in treatment, get cleaned up and go back to my old way of life. As I got deeper into my recovery, I realized that there was a better way of life. I met a wonderful, caring, beautiful Counselor named Nadine Steele, who guided me toward a better way of thinking. She made sure me, my teenaged daughter and newborn baby were OK and had everything we needed. She taught me how to forgive myself and move forward in life. She truly cared about me, more than I cared about myself, at the time. She created a safe environment to open up to talk about my struggles with my drinking and using drugs and to look at solutions that I would, to the best of my ability, utilize for long-term sobriety. I now have 16 years in sobriety. I have a beautiful life and I am touching lives, just as Nadine touched my life, all those years ago. I am forever grateful to this woman and I live each day with an attitude of Gratitude!!!