My name is Brenda and I have been in recovery for 10 months! I have learned to love myself, address past trauma, and build my self-esteem during this time. I reached my lowest point in addiction when I felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and helplessness I only imagine would be comparable to death. After 26 years of addiction, I never thought I would finally say, “I’M SOBER!” I continue to work on myself from the inside out and am currently working on my CCAR peer-coach certification to help others struggling with addiction and trauma. I volunteer with the Springs Recovery Connection and with love and support, will become a peer-recovery coach! My long-term goal is working with high-risk teens, trafficking victims and trauma victims.