My name is Broc T., I have been recovering my life from a heavy substance addiction, my journey began when I was 13 years old when I began using alcohol and other substances mainly to feel like I needed to fit in, I was living on the streets and hopping couch to couch by the time I was 16. I began using meth when i was 17 and after that my entire life downward tumbled, by the time i was 21 i was so deep into my addiction that not even my own family could recognize me. i continued to use and spiral out of control and started getting in serious trouble with the law, for the next five years I was in and out of jail and continued to live on the streets where I was known first and last name by several police departments. There was several time where i did not see nor did i want to see another sunrise, suicidal thoughts ran ramped every day asking god to take me away from the suffering and make it end. After 13 years of active addition and 10 years of homelessness I made a choice and checked myself into a treatment center at the age of 26 on September 25th, 2018, Here my path of recovery made its first few steps. the demon of addiction that I have made the choice to put behind me is one I fight everyday, and each day is a battle and I am truly proud to say that it will be 4 years freed from that demon on September 25th, 2022. every day I put that demon behind me is a brighter day than it was before and I cant express the gratitude that i have for the support I found who help encourage me to continue to move forward and never give up! since I started my path into recovery I have been placed into a job that I haven't lost, I was discharged from Probation a year early in 2019, I am engaged to a beautiful women, I have true friends, I have been able to redevelop relationships with my family and gained lifetime friends who I have come to call family. On 5/5/2022 i was baptized and freed again through my faith. what I have learned in this is that my past may not be the brightest, and I may have struggled for a very long time but my past does not define the man that I am to day nor does it define the man I will continue to become!
Thank you guys for letting me share my story or at least a piece of it and I'm extremely happy I was shown you guys i love what you are about and what you stand for!