Step 1 – What it was like for me

Okay, listen up, chico, ’cause the First step, it’s like the key that unlocks the door to recovery, ¿entiendes? It’s about admitting that you’re powerless over your addiction, that you can’t control it, no matter how hard you try. And let me tell you, that was a tough pill to swallow.

For the longest time, I thought I had it all under control, you know? But the truth is, my addiction had me by the throat, had me dancing to its tune, and I couldn’t break free. It was like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands, impossible.

So, admitting that, saying those words out loud, it was like facing a monster in the dark, scary as hell. But it was also the first step toward freedom, toward reclaiming my life. It was like saying, ‘Hey, I need help,’ and that took some real guts, let me tell you.

And you know what, chico? Once I admitted that, once I owned up to my powerlessness, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. It was like finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, like realizing that maybe, just maybe, there was hope for me after all.

So yeah, that’s how I worked my First step, chico, by admitting that I was powerless over my addiction, and by taking that first step toward freedom, toward recovery. And let me tell you, it was the best decision I ever made.

Maria is a resilient young mother living in Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico, who has faced numerous challenges in her life. Despite dropping out of high school after becoming pregnant, she is determined to create a better future for herself and her two children.

Working as a housekeeper at a local hotel, Maria has struggled with drug addiction but has recently found strength in her journey to sobriety, motivated by a desire to provide a safe and loving environment for her family. With her fiery spirit, fierce love for her children, and unwavering determination, Maria embodies the resilience and strength of the Northern New Mexico community as she navigates the ups and downs of life with courage and grace.