From the time I was a child my mother always told me, "When someone does something for you, have sense enough to say "Thank You." As my thank you, I give all the honor, glory and praise to God for everything he has done for me, and have blessed me with, and what he has brought me out of".
I came to Fort Dodge for treatment September 23, 1994 here at Community and Family Resources formally known as N.C.A.R.F. My life hasn't been the same. My drug of choice was crack/cocaine. My addiction cost me 11years of my life in the penitentiary. I was blessed to be put in a position around people that cared about me, and loved me, until I was able to love myself again.
After being clean and sober for a year, I was allowed to come in give talks and started out giving back to others. I've been affiliated and a staff member for 13years now.
In September, 2001 I won the State of Iowa governor's award for years of service helping people through treatment. August 21, of this year I'll be free 23 years. September 18th of 08 I'll be 53 years old. Best of all coming this September 21st I'll be clean and sober for 14 years.
My position as a clinical technician is very rewarding. I'm a blessed man in so many ways. My co-workers, all of the staff here at C.F.R. have been very, very supportive of me. We ALL do our very best to help serve everyone, that comes here regardless of what type of problems they may be having.
May the good Lord continue to bless us all.