A Story Of Recovery [AUDIO]
If you’re addicted to drugs and alcohol, Teri Brown has a story worth hearing!
Teri battled substance abuse for years. “It started pretty much while a teenager. I lived in an urban community in San Francisco. There were a lot of drugs and gangs. I didn’t know anything about addiction at the time. I had no one to turn to. The addiction escalated from my teens into my early twenties. It kept going until I finally had to realize that I was an alcoholic and I had to change my life.”
But, that was easier said then done. “I smoked pot as a young teen and then went to crack cocaine. Alcohol didn’t really play a part until my early twenties.”
So, what was behind the addiction? “I didn’t fit in and always felt alone. Alcohol and drugs took away the hurt and pain I carried with me.”
Teri eventually realized she couldn’t stop using drugs and alcohol by herself. “I’ve always had the notion that I had to be independent—no one can help me. That’s how I was raised. If you want anything in life, you have to go out and get it. I knew that God was always there for me. I just never utilized that fact. When I finally did, I was in prison at the time. I knew I couldn’t keep on living that way I was living. So, I prayed to God to help me and He did! I felt this sensation go through me and I knew there was a presence of God that was right there with me. The desire went away—I knew when I walked out of the prison, I would never drink again.”
Check out the audio interview with Teri Brown as she talks about her dramatic recovery from drugs and alcohol!