Happy, Healthy, Sober
Thank you for joining me on this journey and allowing me to document and share my experience dealing with a substance use disorder. I hope to inspire people to change their lives and in return I hope this effort helps me to heal. I don’t know where this path will lead me but I am sure it will be exciting. If you’d like to contact me, please do. I’ll get back to everyone. It may take a minute….but I will stay in touch.
My name is Cydney Marlett and I’m a young adult living on the central coast of California. I am struggling with a substance use disorder and my addiction found me incarcerated in December of 2016, in the Santa Barbara County Jail. I am currently residing at a one year residential program that I started in March of 2017. All after my 3rd failed attempt at recovery. This, I’m sure is going to be a rocky road but with the help of my mom on the outside and with specific instructions from me, I have decided the positive and productive path for me to take is to share my life, living with addiction. The posts here and the writings on my Facebook page are mine. They are my words I have sent and will send to my mother each week for her to post for me until I am able to do it myself.
My eventual goal is to share my entire journey in a book which I hope has a very happy ending. I would also like to foster an organization that coordinates fun and healthy outings for other young people in recovery. Boredom is our worst enemy. Even with a relationships, family or careers, free time can be the worst thing for us and there are many unhealthy options out there for someone fighting an addiction and wanting to live in recovery. I’d also like the opportunity to share my story through public speaking events when I am able.
Until these goals can be achieved on the outside, my present goal is to share with you my expedition into recovery and beyond. I’ve barely begun, but doing something productive with the aim of staying sober and recovering fully to the live the life I was meant, while sharing this trek with the public, preserves my hope for a different life and may aspire to give promise of a better life for someone who may be where I am right now. Addiction is a disease and although I am afraid I know that I will not fail. Thanks for following. I have big plans. Stay tuned!