I am a heroin addict. I’m from Wilmington and before moving into the atTAcK addiction transitional house, I was living with other addicts. I was on the clinic taking methadone – I didn’t have the craving to use, but being around drugs everyday made it feel impossible to say no. Feeling helpless, I talked to my counselor at Connections. She told me about the atTAcK addiction transitional house. I was told that I needed to go to treatment first and I would get in, so I did. It was the best thing I have done in a long time. I have been here almost two weeks. I live with other women who are going through the same thing. I haven’t used drugs at all or even thought about it. We stay busy all of the time. Not only am I clean from drugs, but I’m learning to take better care of myself. I work out a couple times a week. We also do arts and crafts with Gail. I have learned to use a sewing machine. I sewed my own pillow case. We also made key chains and jewelry. We do meditation with Mary and that helps me relax. When Ashley gave me my urine test I felt so good because it was my first clean urine ever. It made me want to keep on giving them. The atTAcK addiction transitional house has changed me so much. The way I think and the way I want to live my life the rest of my life – to stay clean and healthy and to take better care of myself. I am very thankful to be here.