|It was a brand new century, bright and filled with possibilities, but all I could see was black. For years, I wallowed around in guilt, shame, and fear, but every time I looked at myself it was always black in my mirror.
The eyes in my skull were as empty as the black in my soul; so I would hide my face with a mask. My perception of the world was pitch black and I wanted so badly to die if I could not see some light; to me even the days seemed to be a black night.
Then, with the hand of the Lord, he brought me to Helen Vine Detox. People who really cared even though I barely cared about myself. As time went on, through the teachings from staff at the Vine, I started to see a glimpse of light and began to think that everything would be o.k.
Today, I graduated from the Salvation Army rehabilitation program, thanks to Helen Vines direction and guidance, love, patience and understanding. Now, I walk down a lighted pathway in recovery. All I can see around me these days are thoughts of peace, love, and serenity. Thank you for being there Helen Vine Detox and God Bless.