Today I can look in the mirror and be proud of the man that I am becoming.
"My name is Kameron Peter. I started smoking weed at 15. When I was 16, I started experimenting with cough syrup and cold and cough pills. Taking them before school and enjoying the attention I received from being high. I then graduated to prescription pills such as: Xanax, Vyvanse, Adderall, Morphine, Loratabs, and OxyContin. I got expelled two years in a row due to Xanax. I was on probation at 16 years old and when I was 17, I got sent to a juvenile facility for troubled teens. I received my G.E.D. while there and turned 18 years. I was released less than one month after my 18th birthday. Seven months later, I caught my first felony for possession of Xanax. After that it was all down hill. I stopped fearing consequences and caught multiple charges, which led to plenty of time incarcerated. (3 year and 18 months.) I kept using and continued getting charges. I was in and out of jail and during the last sentence I was serving, I found out I lost my sister. She was 29 years old and died from a bacteria infection, caused by shooting up heroin. I got released, and went right back to the madness once again. Multiple times I tried to get sober, and succeeded for short periods of time. In 2019, I moved from Evansville, Indiana to Indianapolis. I instantly moved into Pathway to Recovery. On my 27th birthday, I found out I lost my father due to a heart attack. I remained sober for a little while after his death and then went back out again.
In 2020, I went back to Pathway to Recovery, to try again. I lasted a little while but I wasn’t rigorously honest either of the two times that I was there. I broke commitments, my motives weren’t healthy, nor were they beneficial to me or my recovery. The insanity took me back out after having 11 months of sobriety. I got engaged after rushing into a relationship. In no way shape or form was I ready for that big of a commitment. But I failed to listen to everyone that wanted the best for me. I was heavily involved in drinking along with meth. Right after I left the relationship ended, I bought weed and alcohol. The next day I called in sick to my job, because I was too high on Meth. The insanity led me back out each time, thinking it would be different results from the same poor choices. I made the decision to go to the A.I.C. to detox, but left against medical advice. In other words I just hadn’t felt enough pain. October 3, 2021, I had reached the point of absolute desperation. I picked up the phone and returned to the A.I.C. for the second time. On my 2nd day I received a call from Larry at Pathway. I told him what I was going to do differently if he allowed me back for the 3rd time…I thought his answer was going to be a "No" for sure. After talking to the staff over the phone they agreed to take me back. I honestly couldn’t do much at that time but cry, thank them, and thank the God of my understanding. The love I have for Pathway to Recovery is unmatched. I can’t even put into words how much the staff members and the place mean to me. I have completed all 12 steps and maintain contact with my sponsor and recovery network that I found while living in Indianapolis.
Life couldn’t get any better than it is right now. I love my life and I love the program I continue to work. I’m extremely grateful for the chances I’ve been given. Some people aren’t fortunate enough to make it back. Let alone for the third time. I try to never forget everything I’ve been given due to God’s incredible loving grace. I am now 29 years old and will have 6 months sober on April 3rd, 2022. Because of God, and Pathway to Recovery. I can actually look in the mirror and be proud of the man I’m becoming. I can only say I’m living life one day at a time. Today I try and put forth the actions that reflect my gratitude. "