“Major changes cannot happen overnight. Change needs to come incrementally, history teaches us that, our experience, politics, religion, think of anything and the change that happens overnight? Usually fails. Change comes over time and with hard work. Change takes courage, action and consistency.” …..I have been changing and growing every day and when I stop, I will be six feet under or back in active addiction. Implementing a certain change does take time but each day you change something to achieve the goal you are trying to reach. Then your goal changes and you grow, you learn! What a beautiful cycle.
I am a recovering addict, a mother of three kids. I have a master's degree in counseling and I have written two books, one I have just published, "A Better Life:Tips From A Recovering Heroin Addict," Amy McCalister, which is available on Amazon and linked on my homepage. I am working on my third book now, "Needles," a book about my life in active addiction. I am in methadone treatment and Narcotics Anonymous, the combination of the two programs seems to work the best for me. Everyday I wake up with a choice to live or to die. The journey is not easy but it is worth it. I enjoy my life, just for today.