About Joy's House
When I lost my daughter Joy at the age of 3, the pain and loss was immeasurable. I didn’t want to feel it. Drugs and alcohol helped.
For a while.
But as the disease progressed, and my intake grew, the pain returned. Along with a loss of self-respect, alienation from my family, financial difficulties, and a constant dread that I would run out of, or not be able to get, my drug or drink of choice; There was an emptiness inside of me that couldn’t be filled no matter how much drugs or alcohol I put into myself. Until I finally gave up, got a sponsor and worked the steps.
Do you know what true freedom is?
True freedom is waking up in the morning without panicking that I have to
get my drug or drink to make it through the day.
That I am enjoying my life,
Not just surviving it.