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Alumni Spotlight – Meghan S.

“I came to Westminster house in May of 2015. When I arrived, I had no idea if I wanted to get clean or what that would even look like. I knew I needed help after years of drug addiction. I had a 2-year-old daughter that I had abandoned, I had a family that loved me that I was wreaking havoc on and I had a physical dependence on fentanyl so severe the thought of withdraw was enough to scare me away from any sort of help. I had tried being on a drug replacement program for years prior to treatment but was never successful in staying clean.  It wasn’t until I entered an abstinent based program was I able to stay clean. I spent 6 months in Westminster house and each day I was there things started to get a little bit better, before I knew it, I started to want to be clean. I started to feel my soul come back, I started to spend time with my daughter and family again, I started to repair and rebuild those relationships. I started to be able to be proud of the steps I was now taking. The tools and skills I learned while I was in Westminster house have taught me how to successfully live and function as a productive member of society. The life I have today is far beyond anything I could have dreamed of.  I am coming up on three years clean from drugs and alcohol.  I have built an amazing support group of women who support me, love me, and guide me. I follow in the steps of women who have come before me. I have my daughter full time and am a consistent and stable role model in her life. I no longer cause my family pain and suffering and know they can rely on me and that my word means something. I am happier then I have ever been and could not be more grateful that I have found recovery. It all began at Westminster house