MJ Goodwin sits on the wall at Mill Hill Park under shade as she tells her recovery story.
“I am one of seven children and the only girl; my mom and I were close, and when she passed away, I couldn’t deal with it. I could not deal with it at all. So, I got into cocaine,” Goodwin said.
She is a Trenton resident, and her path down the road of addiction started with skipping cocaine before moving into crack cocaine. “I never did anything else, never took pills, never drank, none of that stuff…but I went into a hole, and that hole of depression, which will kill you, almost killed me because I tried to take my life,” Goodwin said.
She was rushed to a crisis center, went into recovery that night, has been attending Narcotics Anonymous for nine years, and has been clean for the last six years. “Now I have four sponsees that I sponsor,” Goodwin said.
The Trenton United Family Foundation and The Empowerment house celebrated Goodwin and others like her on their road to recovery with the Third Annual Sobriety Party that brought music, guest speakers, and spoken word to Mill Hill Park.
Source: The Third Annual Partying Sober Charity Event Empowers Those in Recovery