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JASON IN RECOVERY 2, Stories about addiction and recovery, Clean and Sober life stylesHello, My name is Jason Jewell and but for the grace of God I am sober today, going on 17 months. I lived a life of meth for nearly 20 years, I wont get into the horrors of my addiction I will merely tell you I lost a lot due to my addiction and struggled for many years with it. I can not believe the life I have been given in my recovery. Is there Life after Meth? You know I used to ask myself that very question until memorial day of 2012 that was the day I had an awakening unlike any other I was sitting in treatment bored out of my mind and something inside my head told me to go and find something to read so I went out in the dining room and found one of those "Our Daily Bread" books and opened it up to the day of memorial day, just to see if the reading for that day was coinciding with the day I was having, when again something in my head said why don't you go to the day you came into treatment and read that. I'm positive that voice was my mother in heaven just to make sure you don't think I'm crazy. Anyway the bible verse for the reading of April 25th 2012 [the day I arrived at treatment] Read... "I will restore to you the years the swarming locust have eaten." Tingles began to shoot through my whole body it was a feeling unlike any I had ever felt before And from that day forward I knew I was going to be ok. See meth was a locust in my life just shy of 20 years. Its an amazing thing the way things end up happening and I have yet to even have a craving. Life does get better, just give it to God what ever that may be to you he made a promise to me with the "I will restore to you" he didn't say maybe he said " I WILL" and I do wholeheartedly believe. and I am now happier than I have ever been in my whole life for believing that promise.........I have since my recovery began been restored far more than I feel I deserve, I have my own apt. again, I have a sober network I would not give up for the world, I value not only my recovery but myself as well, I am vice president of squad council at the Alano Society of Minneapolis, I D.J. dances twice a month over there, I have been given so many things in my recovery, Yet there is nothing better than just having the peace of mind that comes along with just finding yourself, felony in all. The life I lead today is unlike anything I myself or all those that know me ever would have thought. I'm simply trying to say no matter what your struggle. There is a way through it to happiness, and the very start of that is to begin to truly and wholeheartedly begin to love yourself enough to make it happen........
Jason J.