Without God brining the atTAcK addiction transitional house into my life, I can honestly say that I may not be here to write this letter. I have been struggling with my addiction for a long time and over the past three years I have lost myself. Before I came into this house, I was on a path of complete self-destruction. Nothing mattered, besides drugs. I slept on a park slide every night for 6 months. Every morning the first and only thing that crossed my mind was getting high and feeling better. My life was consumed by my addiction. I broke the law every day to get what I needed. Eventually breaking the law caught up to me, and I spent 7 months incarcerated. God had a plan for me, which I wouldn’t understand at the time. I knew that if continued using that I wasn’t going to make it to see my daughters next birthday. After I was released from prison, I fell back into the same situation – homeless and jobless with no direction. Little did I know that God had miracles in the works for me. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas night at a shelter in Wilmington. I only spent a few hours on Christmas day with my daughter, I was heartbroken. For the first time in years, I was sober for the holidays and I had to leave my daughter and go to a shelter where everyone was angry and rude. I knew that I couldn’t go back to the way I was living, but the addiction was screaming – RUN! For the first time, yet again, I did the opposite, I chose to stay sober. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I still felt lost, alone with no direction. I spent the next couple of days crashing on couches and floors of whomever would let me. The weekend went by and it felt like a month. I walked around in the rain trying to find somewhere to get warm and dry. Finally, Monday came; still I had no clue what I was going to do. I got a list of homeless shelters in the area. I called every number on that list. Each and every shelter told me the same thing – no availability. My heart broke a little more after I hung up with each call. All I wanted to do was use; it was all I’ve known for so long. When times were tough, I got high and it would numb whatever I felt. I never cared about having nothing when I was high, but that’s not what I wanted. I just wanted a chance to start over. I prayed that God would show me, lead me, help me get where I am supposed to be. After making all those calls I was so discouraged and sad. I just wanted to lie down and cry. I did cry. I cried harder than I had in a long time, but I had nowhere to lie down. I had a court ordered group that I didn’t want to go to, but had to. So I dried my eyes and made myself go. I went in with a heavy heart, feeling like I needed to be looking for somewhere to stay instead of sitting at this group. Little did I know that God was working his miracles while I sat there freaking out inside. I wasn’t going to tell a bunch of strangers that I had over 90 days clean and still had nowhere to stay, but for some reason I did and that’s when my miracles started happening. Within 20 minutes of my talking about how I spent my morning looking for a place to sleep that night, I was on the phone with the atTAcK addiction transitional house. The next thing was the best thing that has happened for me and my recovery. I was brought to the Attack Addiction house. I can honestly say that this house is a blessing. Without this program I honestly don’t think that I would be here to write this story. I know that if I didn’t find this house/program, I wouldn’t have stayed clean and sober. I’ve been struggling to get sober for a long time, and God finally gave me the chance to get my life back. There truly area no other place like the atTAcK addiction transitional house and I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing program. I honestly feel like I wouldn’t be alive today had I not been introduced and blessed by becoming a resident at the atTAcK addiction transitional house. So with all of that said, thank you to all of those who make this program possible. Without all of your generosity and hard work I would not be clean, sober and happy to be alive today. Thank you!