Siera C.

Growing up as an only child in a single-parent home, I began to suffer from depression and self-harm. Around 9 years of age, I felt more out of place and alone. My addiction began at the age of 17 years old. I was introduced to meth and used it as a way to lose weight. Shortly thereafter I also was introduced to heroin. My life at that point continued in a downward spiral. I eventually became addicted to the drugs and the feeling it gave me. I didn’t have to feel depressed because it was a distraction from my hurt and pain. My overdose of fentanyl, placed me in ICU for 3 weeks. I lost my newborn son due to DCS and court involvement. My mom talked with me about the Home of Hope and I agreed to come in. My hope is to regain custody of my son and establish a lasting life of sobriety.