As I spend time preparing for the June 5th show on The Way Out Recovery Hour, featuring special guests from the Santa Clarita Sheriff Department Juvenile Intervention Team, I am taken back to a time when law enforcement intervention changed the course of my life.
Thank You For Caring
On August 15, 2005, I was arrested in the Antelope Valley. Beaten down by drugs and alcohol, I conceded to my innermost self that I was powerless. Facing many difficulties in my life, with a history of trouble, I once again faced a judge. Through the collaboration of Jerry Schultz, attorney with the law offices of Bruce Margolin, ESQ, Judge Estes, the counselors at NCADD, my newfound friends in a 12-step program, and many others, I was "forced" to become involved in my own life and recovery.
You Don't Have To Want It
Contrary to what many of us believe, you don't have to want it in order for it to work. Out of my mind, I was unaware of what I wanted. Through the caring interventions of a team of individuals who didn't even know me, I was encouraged to enroll in treatment. In the recovery environment of that treatment center, I began to want it. "You don't have to want it, you have to be exposed to it" is a more appropriate fit to my experience. Thank you to the Sheriff's Department, the judge, the attorneys, my family, treatment programs, DCFS, my friends, and those who have recovered before me.
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