My name is Matthew S. and I’m a pain pill addict from Daytona Beach. The Watershed saved my life in all honesty. I would either be in jail or six feet under if it wasn’t for The Watershed, my life was out of control – I was manipulating my family, lying to them, but worst of all lying to myself about the severity of my addiction. I told myself I could stop and do a program on my own, which was a total lie, my actions and consequences from drugs made me call The Watershed and they saved my life. The Watershed personally made me cherish life and live my life to the fullest I was so isolated physically and mentally from life and society but The Watershed personally made me realize how fun it is to be sober. If you would have told me two months ago I could live a fun like sober I would have told you that you’re absolutely insane!! My life as of today on June 28th, 2017 I still struggle, I left The Watershed before the miracle actually happened.
I still haven’t picked up and used but I told myself and my family I need to go back to The Watershed and do what is best for me and my sobriety and going back is the best option for me!! My feelings towards The Watershed and staff are nothing but great and positive feelings. Dr. Debra or the “Packet Queen” as I would call her, who was my therapist helped me in so many ways and Dr. Hahn as well went above and beyond to make sure I did all my assignments and was comfortable while my time at The Watershed. As well as one Tech named Ed talked me out of leaving The Watershed multiple times, and I’m grateful for that man, he helped me and told me some great and real life lessons and that I have to put my childish things and actions behind me and be a man. I’m only 22 years old and I’m here to tell whoever read this I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’m tired of thinking about drugs when I first wake up and the last thing I thought about before going to sleep. I’m so grateful for The Watershed it saved my life and made cherish and enjoy life sober. My best friend who lost his life to this disease while I was in rehab once told me “your life is what you make it” and I’m here to tell whoever reads this I’m going to make it! It will be a long and difficult road ahead of me but I will make it!! My names Matthew S. and I’m a pain pill addict from Daytona Beach, Florida!!
Matthew S., Clean & Sober since 05/09/2017