Leslie didn’t set out to destroy herself. But by the time she came to us, she had lost all hope.
Leslie was just a pitiful shell of a woman when she got here. “I remember standing at the mirror, looking at my arms, and my eyes, and just how sunken they were,” Leslie remembers. “I didn’t recognize myself. I stood there bawling, ‘Who is this? Is this my life?’”
“I was too afraid to commit suicide, but I figured drugs would take care of that for me,” she recalls. This Easter will be so different for Leslie. “I had never experienced Easter for what it truly is,” she says. “It’s just a beautiful experience.” Her life has literally been raised from the dead — her health is back, she’s been restored, and she’s broken free from addictions that had her in a death grip.
Leslie graduated from the Mission’s 12-month recovery program on March 2, 2013.