I just turned 40 and I am a mother of one child, he will be 18 in Jan. I am in school right now studying for my bachelor's degree with an emphasis in substance abuse. I have had a lot of people in my life addicted to either alcohol or drugs and I would give anything in the world if I could've helped them. I was also a weekend alcoholic, myself but I no longer drink and since then I have found that, the alcohol was making me depressed. It has been a long and tiring road dealing with my bad habits and the people in my life with the addictive type of behavior. However, I feel that I am here to help people and that is what I am going to do, once I have my degree. I am turning a negative into a positive, and this is going to be the best thing I have ever done in my life. I am looking forward to using my skills to help addicts realize that there is a better life without getting high. It's amazing how much better you feel once you have all of that poison out of your body.