When I came to a Los Angeles drug treatment center I was in the darkest period of my life. I was deeply addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and meth. I was committing terrible and heartless crimes. In one year’s time I went from owning my own home and doing well in life to being addicted to drugs and convicted of five felonies. I lost my home and found myself facing two to three years prison time. After being bailed out of jail by my father, I promised I would get myself into a drug addiction treatment program. I looked at a few drug treatment centers in my area, but was told there was a three to six month waiting list for admission. I lost hope and was soon using drugs and committing crimes again to support my habit. Shortly after, I was arrested again and was convinced that I would spend the next years of my life in prison. Thankfully, unbeknownst to me, my mother had been researching drug rehabs in Los Angeles. She said she had found the perfect place and asked if I would go. I said yes, although I did not think that drug rehab would do anything to lessen my legal problems, but at least I would be clean and sober and free from the terrible suffering that is being a drug addict. That was all I went into rehab expecting, but what I actually gained was so much more.