Testimonial: Ronny

My name is Ronny Bonner and I’ve used drugs for over 30 years, I’ve stole from my family members and love ones for the majority of this time. I’ve put my mother and wife through a living hell and they suffered a great deal with my drug use.

I have three children with my wife and they also have suffered. I just could not stop using drugs. I just never thought I could stop. I’ve been through several treatment centers for my addiction and have over the last 20 years have been to The Hale Foundation several times only to start using drugs again when I left the program. The longest amount of time a had clean was 5 years. That was in the past when I came to The Hale Foundation and began working the 12 steps. I went to meetings on a regular basis and work with a lot of people. I lost my mother in 2004, stayed clean for a short while after that and started everything all over again. I stayed out using drugs for 5 years. This time was the worst I’ve ever had in my entire life, I was very close to death and I knew it, I could not stop. I often would think about killing myself because I could not keep living this way.
With the help of my wife and people that loved me, I got another chance at The Hale Foundation. I needed to do something different from what I’ve done before, but I didn’t know who to go about that. So, for the first time in my life, I follow the direction The Hale Foundation gave me.
I got someone to work with me and walk me through the 12-Steps, I went to meetings everyday and I got a chance to work with other men coming into the program for the first time.

As a result, my life has changed in a way I never realized possible. I live and enjoy life today! I started this path of recovery in May of 2010 and it has been the greatest experience of my life. I love my life today! I have a great relationship with my wife and children. I come back to The Hale Foundation today to give back and help other men like myself that are starting on the recovery journey.

I thank God for The Hale Foundation and the people who work there.

Ronny
Sobriety Date: May 2010