My name is Justin, and my son's name is Aiden . We live in a small town just north for corpus christi Texas. I served in the military for 12 years. Did two combat tours to Iraq, one tour doing counter drug here in the states. My first tour was in 2005 and since then have suffered from PTSD, depression and anxiety. The VA denied my claim like they do so many, so I self medicated for many years. I spent almost 2.5 years battling for custody of my son. I won in 2012. As years went on self medicating slowly started to fail me, drinking a few to forget the past, turned into to many. I found myself drinking about 1/2 a gal of crown day. I had hit rock bottom. My son and I are apart of a jesus based youth outdoors hunting and fishing group called CTO. There I have met some wonderful people. The man that runs it for out chapter and a couple I met there started introducing my to faith and the holy spirit. The more I listened the more I followed. Started reading the Bible praying more, praying God would take alcoholism away from me. I was still slipping, drinking every night till I blacked out. I chose to get help. With the help of my sister and a good friend, who is a recovering alcaholic, I found help. A rehab made for just military vets, law enforcement and first responders suffering from addiction and PTSD. It's called warriors heart in bandera texas. I came in Oct 17th a few day before my birthday. To start a new life for my son and I. I no longer have my job and my insurance cut me off so Im here by the grace of God and warriors heart. The more days I have sober before I leave to get back into the real world, the better chances I have of not relapsing. Warriors heart told me I can go to sober living and IOP but I would need to find my own funding. This is not a sob story. It's a story about overcoming problems. About not giving up on myself and my son. It's about believing. That with the holy spirit behind me I will overcome anything life throws at me. Please if anyone can help. You would be helping myself and my son, to start a new life. To show my son that anyone can hit rock bottom, it's how you climb your way back to the top again.
Thank you for your time