Voices for Recovery
My sobriety date is January 31, 2006. I live on the remote Hopi Reservation, my last drink I came to in the HPD Drunk Tank feeling depressed, full of fear, sick and tired. I knew I had to do something about my drinking and knew AA was where I had to go. I had to swallow my pride and go to any length to get sober. There were only four meetings in our communities, God was already showing me signs that this was the time for me to do something about my alcoholism. People I would not normally meet or associate with were showing up in my life and I was trusted to start three additional meetings to make 90 meetings in 90 days. At 90 days I lost my youngest sister to alcohol overdose, just September of this year I lost my closest brother to alcohol. This happened when I was getting the Tribal Council and Chairman to sign the Recovery Month Proclamation for the Hopi Tribe. I have now been working for the HOPI Substance Abuse Prevention Center since August of 2010 and we are doing outreach to let people know there is a solution and that drinking and drug use does not have to control your life. Life is full of simple beautiful things to be grateful for, no matter how far down the scale I have gone. I will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. I love recovery, it has given me a relationship with the Creator, who is there for all who want to live happy, joyous, free.... clean and sober.
- Thank You.