My name is Trista. I’ve been using since I was 13.
I have given birth to five kids and, because of my use, have lost all of them except my youngest.
I was supposed to come to STEP2 three years ago, but I was too scared and intimidated to go into the group rooms so, I refused.
But … I reconsidered.
I was just ready for my life to be different.
I came back, four months pregnant.
I didn’t want the same lifestyle and I didn’t want to risk losing another child.
Because of STEP2, I have my daughter.
Because of STEP2, I’ve been successful at keeping a job and I have my first car. I became the president of the Lighthouse Campus and was able to save money to prepare for the day I moved out.
Before STEP2, I was scared, I wouldn’t talk to anybody, not one word.
Now, I even speak on the radio. When people hear my story, they learn from it and they can understand and relate to me.