Sober living halfway house Witts Inn Orange County

Needle addicts can recovery in sober livng Orange County
IV heroin addicts 
Do they recover?

     Do Junky's ever recover?
Says a 36 year old girl who has been using IV drugs for 16 years and everything that goes with that.
     Do you think going into Sober living or a halfway house, is going to give her a chance
and turn her into a productive citizen?
     Could she ever contribute to life?
Is full on Rehab and tens of thousands of dollars needed for her to recover and get turned around?
    Can a Sober living halfway house stay possible be enough to ever make a difference? 
    The answer is yes - yes a sober living halfway house can completely change the course of a life. 
Grateful Dead Touch of Grey - This is my recovery theme song - It was on the radio all of the time when I was in my sober living halfway house in Laguna Beach, CA
      1986 I was in the hospital and left against medical advice 6 times in 6 months, when I'd leave the hospital I was in jail within a few days. That was the END times

Of 16 years of USING.
I couldn't stay on the streets anymore.  I was busted or hospitalized anytime someone saw me they called the police.  The party was so over. My "road dog' my husband finally got arrested and got a year in jail.  This left me alone on the street.

I started to know I need help. I had an infection in a heart valve and was dieing.

      The last time I got arrested the jail put me in the hospital and I decided to stay and let them make me well, without my husband on the street now I could stay in the hospital. The Crystal Cathedral had a prison ministry who came to visit me in the jail unit of UCI hospital.
I was born again in the bed of the cardiac intensive care unit. Magic entered my life and the dominoes began to fall in Divine order.  

    A car accident girl was brought into my ward.  She was a known hype so she ended up on the indigent hype ward with me.  I knew many of the girls there.  We were regulars at the jail, the methadone center, and the street.  Aids was new then, but people on the unit had it. I prayed on their broken hearted family visitors for cigarettes and maybe alcohol.

     I heard the car accident girl was in a sober living halfway house in Laguna Beach, and the recovery people were coming to visit her.  I had an IV in my neck because that's the only vein they could find on me after 16 years of using needles.  I had no personal belongings because I came to the hospital from the jail. I ask a nurse to bring me a 'care package' and she did. Lipstick, nail clippers, and a hair brush. (My nails where 1/4 inch long after 6 months in hospital)
I got 2 wrap around hospital gowns, cut my nails, borrowed some sandals from my comatose roommate, pulled my hair back, lipstick on lips and cheeks and got ready to go into my act.

    The sober living house managers came to visit her.  I kept passing out waiting for them, because heart patients are very weak and sleepy.  But I woke up just as they were leaving.  I got out of bed rolled my IV bag on the stick with wheels after them, and began to plead my case.

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    "I want to get clean, I don't want to use anymore, Prison ministries have been helping me but no place will take me because I am a women, heroin addict, and I have been sick.  I'll do anything please help me.  I have a Mother-in-law, I think she will pay for me to go to your house. I will give all of the money to you."

    The recovery house owner only had 10 months clean himself, so he had no boundaries or experience.  He was an offshoot house from a guy who knew what he was doing running houses.
But I guess they didn't seek any advice.  I talk & talked to them, I had 3 weeks until my pending release from the hospital.  At that point Crystal Cathedral had arranged 3 days at the Salvation Army for me upon my release, then back to the streets.  

 I wasn't able to walk more than 8 feet at a time, then needed to rest for 10 minutes. I was coughing and spitting blood.

    Crystal Cathedral's New Hope prison ministries put me on a prayer list. 

The Laguna Beach Sober Living halfway house said they would pick me up the Monday after easter.  That was 26 years ago.  I have 25 years clean.  

    So I lived in that halfway house and eventually became staff, then finished college.  
I rode in the nice cars of the other residents - they seemed to come from nice families or had jobs prior to going to sober living.  They were load-ies and drinkers, but I thought they weren’t like me. Eventually I learned to identify not justify. 

I was just like the others, but I kept looking for how the place might be wrong for me - so that if I didn't make it - I could blame them and not myself.
    The others in the house and the people at the AA Canyon Club seemed rich and pretty normal to me. I could not concieve that alcohol was a drug. My eyes began to open to many truths that I had never understood before recover. 

We rode around the beach cities areas in fancy cars and I sang with the radio 
Grateful Dead "I will get by.....I will survive"   And I did.
Wits Inn Orange County Sober living halfway house
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My husband got out of jail in a year and joined me in the sober house.  
It was tumaceous to say the least.  

We stayed in the Sober Living Halfway House for over 2 years.  He started an auto detail business and I became a counselor.  We have owned and operated Sober Living and Halfway house ever since.

   I have learned not to judge my insides by other people's outsides. 

I have learned so much about how to live in peace, forgiving the past.
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First here is the song.  I still sing it. This is my 'I will stay clean no matter what' chant

Must be getting early; clocks are running late.
Paint-by-number morning sky looks so phony.
Dawn is breaking everywhere; light a candle, curse the glare.
Draw the curtains; I don't care, 'cause it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

I see you've got your list out, say your piece and get out.
Guess I get the gist of it but it's alright
Sorry that you feel that way; the only thing there is to say,
Every silver lining's got a touch of grey.
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

It's a lesson to me, the Ables and the Bakers and the C’S
The A-B-C's we all must face, try to keep a little grace.

It's a lesson to me, the Deltas and the East and the Freeze.
The A-B-C's we all think of, try to give a little love.

I know the rent is in arrears, the dog has not been fed in years,
It's even worse than it appears, but it's alright.
The cow is giving kerosene, kid can't read at seventeen,
The words he knows are all obscene, but it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

The shoe is on the hand it fits; there's really nothin' much to it.
Whistle through your teeth and spit 'cause it's alright
Oh well, a touch of grey, kind of suits you anyway,
That was all I had to say, and it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.
We will get by, we will get by, we will get by, we will survive.
We will get by, we will get by, we will get by, we will survive.

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