I started the clinic on June 29th 2016. since that day my life has been completely different. taking my dose of methadone every day is not replacing one high for another or replacing one drug for another or one addiction for another. Methadone is my medicine, it is healing me. To me, Taking my dose every morning means being able to function normally in society.. it means not having to worry about needing heroin before going to a family function or needing heroin to go to work, or just needing it to live. Taking methadone has given me the chance to see what I am able to do in my every day life without feeling like I need heroin to accomplish that task. Granted I still have my weak moments, but recovery is a process and I am still early in that process. But every day I wake up and come here and I leave feeling a little bit stronger. Every week I see my counselor and after every session I feel a little bit stronger. I feel more aware of what addiction is and what underlay's addiction. I am learning to break away from my old routine habits that come with living with addiction. I am becoming more aware of my triggers and how to deal with them. I am working on what to do when a craving starts and strategies to help subdue them. The Victory Clinic has been a God send for me and my life. I am thankful every day that I found this clinic and the people who work for it. I have been given a second chance at life and I couldn't think of a better mentor to help me through this than the Victory Clinic. P.F.