I was literally hand plucked by a Just Believe Alumni (sister) out of a crack motel in Paterson, NJ and I couldn’t stop injecting heroin or smoking crack. The support (community, staff, alumni, etc.) created an environment of reciprocal support while I learned how to not only abstain from drugs use but learn to live content with my life through self-esteem, integrity and spiritual philanthropy. Today, I am a work in progress and through practice continued, daily maintenance on my recovery which included regular attendance and participation of a 12 step program coupled with participation in a spiritual practices. Through all this I have options and a gifted, blessed life.