Written by Jonna Stout, Recovered Alcoholic
It is almost a decade ago now when I was at the lowest point in my life. Marriage, children, friends, family, money, success- nothing could save me from the depths of despair that I found myself in. I was 34 years old, my entire life ahead of me, yet I sat on the floor of my closet weeping. I had come to that moment many of us arrive at- I could not imagine continuing another day with alcohol, yet I could not fathom going a day without it. It was soon after that that I began my first attempts at sobriety. I found some sustained sobriety over those years, but the single most important connection that I made that helped me to recover was to The Magdalen House.
I did not go through the First Step program at Maggie’s, but I was told about the house by friends who had. They spoke about this amazing house of women with such love and tenderness. It stuck with me and when I decided after years of struggling to stay sober that I had to do something different, I ran to Maggie’s.