Kristen’s Story

December 13, 2021

Some of the doubts I’ve had to overcome in my recovery include not feeling like I’m good enough, feeling like I’m a bad mom, and not feeling worthy of good things. In my addiction I allowed the guys I was in relationship with to make all my choices and decide everything for me. I was very codependent and had no boundaries. Almost all the relationships I found myself in were very toxic, dysfunctional and abusive. I grew up in dysfunction so it seemed “normal” to be treated the way I was.

I allowed the guys I was with to make me feel stupid, unworthy and not good enough. Like I deserved all the pain and hurt they caused me. Today I know my worth, I know I am enough. I know I am an amazing mother, daughter and friend. Adeara and God have changed my life for the better. I’m learning so much about myself and addiction. It’s hard work but it’s worth it. I’ve been at Adeara for almost a year now and I’m not the same person I was even 6 months ago.

By Kristen (not pictured above)

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