Hi, I’m Kirby, and I’m an addict.
My clean date is May 18, 2018.
Growing up as a kid, I was a very spoiled kid. I got anything I wanted, went on vacations and was living the best life a child could dream of. I played lacrosse and basketball for years.
I have an older sister that I always looked up to. She’s also an addict, and my dad, he was an alcoholic. So I dealt with that growing up to when I hit middle school. I was in and out of trouble also in high school. I barely even graduated.
When I did finally graduate, I ended up with my kid’s father and got pregnant. I used the whole time. When I had him, I went to rehab, came out, was pregnant with my second son and got high again the whole time with him. He came a month early.
After that, I was selling drugs also, and I was in a drug bust — my house was on the news. It was embarrassing. But after that, I decided to go back to rehab. I had two relapses, and after that, I moved into Mission House and I stayed sober.
I got my own house, got my kids back, and I work my (tail) off to provide for them as a single mom. That’s hard to do, but I manage it, and I go through so much. But no matter what I will never give up. I love my life today, and my kids are very happy to finally have their mommy back.