May 9 at 7:17pm

Interfaith Helps Nicole Overcome Addiction & Set Sights On Her Future

A native to Southern California, Nicole battled with an alcohol addiction for years. She was in and out of jail and court-ordered treatment programs before eventually losing her job, car, driver’s license, and ultimately also getting kicked out of her family’s home. When a friend mentioned Interfaith’s recovery program to Nicole during the summer of 2016, she decided that she was ready to truly seek help facing her addiction.

“I had always thought a treatment program would be like jail – like a big, crowded facility with people and chaos everywhere,” said Nicole. “But the fact that the program was smaller and more intimate really saved my life.”

After staying in the program for seven months, Nicole now lives in a house near Lake Dixon with her boyfriend and three friends, all of whom she met while in treatment. She works part-time for a telemarketing firm, just adopted a German Shepherd puppy, and is fighting to regain partial custody of her seven-year-old daughter.

“When times get tough, I keep in mind everything that I’ve built since working with Interfaith and drinking isn’t worth throwing all of that away,” said Nicole. “To find myself in this process has made me see the bigger picture, instead of just looking at myself as an alcoholic. Interfaith helped me find who I am as a person.”

To learn how you can support individuals like Nicole, please contact Chief Development Officer, Robert Adams, at radams@interfaithservices.org or by calling (760) 489-6380 ext. 206.