Hello, my name is Paul and I’ve been in and out of recovery for quite some time now. The first time entering rehab I acquired some knowledge on recovery but that is about all I did. I stayed for 2 months without working a program and I went home thinking all would be good. Surely not the case! I started out just doing drugs on the weekends and just occasionally and, of course, since this is a progressive disease it brought me to my knees pretty quickly. So I ended up back in treatment at the Watershed. This time I felt a little differently about the way I was going to do things and decided to give these steps a shot. I found a good sponsor, Andrew. The way we met was in a meeting I was wearing a Baltimore Ravens hoodie and he said nice hoodie so long story short I started working the steps with him. I was doing fairly well but I still feel I didn’t put my all into it. I paid for it! I relapsed and had to go through the whole program again. I decided to really, truly dig in. So I did. I took all the suggestions, prayed, meditated and decided to leave it up to my higher power to decide were I was going in life. I think the one thing that helped me the most in my recovery is helping others. Selfishness was the route of all my troubles. I currently reside in The Watershed ¾ house and found a sponsee. I realize complacency is what lead me to my relapse the second time so I know I have to continue to reach out and help other people no matter what. I have a great home group with people to hold me accountable. I learn something new everyday about things to maintain in my recovery and just keep building off of my cornerstone which is God. MAY I DO HIS WILL ALWAYS.