I’ve been homeless. It was miserable being out in the rain, not food, no shelter. I made some bad choices, I didn’t obey housing rules, I guess that put me out on the street. I was addicted to marijuana and ice and it was hard, because my addiction was overruling. I was using drugs for about 4 ½ years. I’m in recovery for about 3 years now, I try my best day by day. I live in Keaukaha in a sober house. I maintain a job, maintain my recovery and my housing situation.
Michael is a full-time volunteer for HOPE Services Hawaii.