Hello my name is Brent and I have a Substance Use Disorder.
I have been using substances for most of my adult life. I found that all the pain that I have endured in life was suppressed by using substances. In the beginning it was manageable and I was able to deal with life in a “normal way”. But, when I found my drug of choice that was the end for me! My life quickly spiralled out of control. I went into my first treatment centre at the age of 19 (I am now almost 32). Since that time I have been in and out treatment centres, 15 times in total. I never felt like I had a purpose in life and was very lost. I hurt many loved ones along the way. But most of all I hurt myself!!!
I came to Inner Peace very lost and broken on the 20th of February 2016. The only thing that I knew was that I DIDN’T WANT TO DIE! I worked my program while at Inner Peace to the best of my ability. It has been a lonely process for me but I have found myself here. I have found my purpose in life! Finally I have a life!!!
I am currently working in the office here at Inner Peace because I am going to be starting my studies in this field soon and this gives me a good foundation for those studies.
I am still working a program every single day. Some days are better than others. But, Inner Peace gives me a safe place to work on myself and make sure that when I leave here that I will be fully equipped to live life on life’s terms.
I am eternally grateful to Inner Peace for giving me a home to find myself and to learn the life skills that are necessary for me to live a great life!
I am eternally grateful to Johann and Anthony for everything that you have done to help me find my purpose in life! I love you very much!