From an addict/alcoholic, to a new man.
I was 16 years old when I first went to see David. I came in high on marijuana of course, and we chatted. I instantly felt a connection. He asked when the last time I got high was, and I said last week. He just looked at me, and continued with his questions. 20 mins later, he asked me again, and I said last week. But when he asked me a third time, I knew he obviously knew something or could tell, so he smiled and said “Thank you Trace, I know.”
I started counseling twice per week (one on one and then a group session). I was wanting to get clean, but I was addicted, and still hanging out with my old friends. I ended up purse snatching again, while going to counseling, and got caught. I ended up in juvenile hall on June 15th, 1982, and my first day of sobriety is June 16th, 1982. I was in for one week until my court date, and David visited me; and they let me out on home supervision shortly after.
I immediately went back to counseling, and thanks to David, I was able to stay sober, and change my life.
I want to mention one last very important thing. In Jan. of 1988, I met David for lunch. I mentioned I had been dealing with tremendous fatigue. After lunch, he took me to a local health food store and recommended a book that changed my life regarding nutrition. I immediately changed my diet, went back to the health food store and bought supplements, and started feeling like a new man. I also found career direction by then working in the nutrition field since.
I am extremely grateful for meeting David, as he changed my life in many ways. Getting sober…yes…but also even affecting the career I chose. I am eternally grateful.
Thank you David for your knowledge, wisdom, and most importantly people skills to connect with me and so many others you have helped over the years.