Although I grew up with parents who loved me and cared for me, I still ended up hanging with the wrong crowd and getting into drugs. I started using mind altering substances when I was only 11 years old and very soon after found myself addicted. I moved to a halfway house in South Florida 6 months ago managed by A Way and Means and have been sober ever since. I am so grateful for A Way and Means and the people I have met through living here. The structured environment has helped me progress to a place where I can now make healthy decisions for myself and live my life clean and serene.