Recovery Means Never Giving Up
"After I ended up getting arrested for the second time, I found out a week later that I was pregnant, which was a turning point for me. It wasn't just me on this road anymore. It was my unborn child; I was going to hurt my unborn child. So I ended up graduating my six-month treatment program, and I went on to have my daughter, Arianna. And here we are, 10 years later now. My daughter saved my life.
Before my addiction, I was a musician. I loved music, I loved playing, but then when my active using came into play, I put my guitar down and obviously that wasn't my activity anymore. It wasn't my happiness anymore. When I got into rehab, I found my music again. I started playing guitar again, I started writing music again. My best friend became music.
What advice would I give my newly sober self? I would say, keep navigating your way through this new life. It's going to have battles where you're gonna have highs and you're gonna have lows. But no matter what, never give up, remain strong, continue to fight and always maintain hope.
My sobriety has given me life. It's given me purpose. It's given me the ability to turn my addiction into a positive, being able to spread that message to so many people out there who are struggling right now."
During her opioid addiction, Mindy Davey didn't think she'd live past 19. Now, the singer-songwriter channels recovery, empowerment and faith into her music. Watch the story of her recovery journey, which she shared with All Sober, and find out how her artistic passion keeps her motivated.