A Substance Abuse Success Story
Meet Tyler Romines
Location: Herrin, Illinois
Sobriety Date: September 16th, 2019
What motivated or inspired you to get sober?
My kids and desire for a good life.
Who helped you along the way?
My parents, my therapist, my best friend, and Gateway (rehab) in the early stages.
What keeps you going and how do you get through the hard times?
My kids, God, and the self-worth I have since getting clean keeps me going.
When times get hard I look at my kids. I practice mindfulness. Each day I remember what I'm grateful for and where I came from.
What is your life like today?
I am blessed beyond measure. I have custody of my children, a very good job, a vehicle, an apartment, and my bills are paid.
Most importantly I'm sober!
Without my sobriety and faith - none of this would be possible.
What are your favorite Bible verses or quotes that help you in your recovery?
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
"The night is nearly over, the day is almost here. So let’s put off the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light."
"The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure."
1 Corinthians 10:13
Advice for someone struggling with addiction or in their recovery:
Take it one day at a time. Learn to be capable of sitting with your emotions.
Get in touch with God.
You deserve a happy life, so make it happen!
Substance Abuse Counselor