Four years ago, I was in prison for the third time – all cocaine related charges. My life – financial, emotional, family, marriage, spiritual – was a disaster because of my crack cocaine addiction. I had not worked for 4 years, no longer cooked, cleaned, bathed, or functioned in any manner – my life consisted of desperately chasing the next hit. I was essentially on a suicide mission.
After my release from prison, I was introduced to The Catalyst Initiative. My life began again that day. Through the treatment and workshops given, I learned to recognize my emotional demons and my addiction triggers, I learned that I was NOT alone, I learned about self-esteem, and how to build my non-existent self-esteem. I was taught how to develop my emotional intelligence; set realistic goals, and how to achieve them, how to communicate appropriately and effectively, and that humility and acceptance are the beginning of the journey.
Since participating in this program, I re-forged deep bonds with my family, joyously live each day to its greatest positive potential, re-joined society as a force for good and discovered an incredibly deep spiritual connection with ALL of life. This program literally saved my life and my soul.