No Longer Conflicted
“As a recovering addict, I needed help to maintain my sobriety.”
I was a very different man when I began working at Deseret Industries (DI) than I am today. I was very conflicted, struggling through life while trying to stay sober. As a recovering addict, I needed help to maintain my sobriety. I also needed to relearn how to work. My mom and my bishop knew DI could help me in both areas.
At first, I always showed up for work, but I only worked when I felt like it. DI was patient with me and helped me learn the importance of working when I was being paid to work. I also had a hard time working with others, but soon I learned how to work with people from all different backgrounds. By working with others, I learned to be more upbeat at work and in life in general.
The biggest influence DI had on me was in helping me stay sober. Together with the people at DI, I created a development plan that included a way for me to regain my sobriety. I enrolled in a treatment program and graduated. Because I graduated, the program allows me to continue to attend the weekly meetings to help me maintain my sobriety.
DI was there to support me throughout my recovery process, even when there was a time when I relapsed. DI was a safe place, which made it easier for me to tell the people there when I did relapse. Instead of firing me, they helped me find a recovery meeting to attend that day.
I’ve been clean for over five months now. DI helped me to grow into a better person.
“The biggest influence DI had on me was in helping me stay sober.”
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