I was born and raised in Brazil, I moved to Mexico when I was 16 to work as a model. At 18 I moved to Las Vegas, got married, and by 20 I was divorced and making a lot of money.

I was partying, hard with alcohol and cocaine until I hurt my knee at work and was prescribed pain pills. Soon I was spending $400 on pills daily... the more I got the more I needed. I was missing work and became unreliable. Nobody trusted me and I wasn’t making as much money so I turned to cheaper ways to cope, heroin!

I overdosed several times, the last time, I remember I was in my bathroom and woke up in an ambulance in front of my house. The paramedics were talking to me as I sat up on the bed. I felt like if I had just ran a marathon and was completely sober due to the life-saving Narcan that was administered. I just wanted to die for as long as I could remember I didn’t see any way out!

Despite the overdoses, I continued for years to get high, until I finally had “a moment of clarity” surrendering to God in a jail cell. It was through Celebrate Recovery on the Inside that I got connected to Celebrate Recovery on the outside which started a fire inside of me for recovery with a completely different outlook on my life and drive I never had before!

Today I have over 4 years of sobriety, I’m a leader at CR, and have an intimate relationship with Jesus that I wouldn’t trade for the world! I was a “lost cause” to many people, but nobody is too lost nor too far gone for God!

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  • New Beginnings

    This is what Newcomers hear their first time they attend: “If this is your first…

  • Broken and pieced back…

    My name is Tyler and I am a believer who struggles with addictive behaviors. I…

  • A Child of God

    I had grown up in church and believed in Jesus, but it wasn’t until I…

  • I found love and…

    I was an only child to parents who divorced when I was 10. I lived…

  • There is no hope…

    It’s Testimony Tuesday, and as this year’s SUMMIT OF HOPE approaches, we asked some of…

  • This is where Jesus…

    Only 8 months after our wedding we were both serving in the church when our…

  • My God Makes it…

    I was born in 1969, in Pittsburgh, Pa. My childhood was as perfect as any…

  • God had a plan…

    “I’m a great believer in Jesus Christ and I struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and…

  • Breaking the Chains

    “After spending many years in a vicious cycle of drug addiction, domestic violence and self…

  • Free from the pain…

    “After being sexually abused as a child, I grew up believing I was unforgivable by…

  • My Past Doesn’t Define…

    “Over the course of 10 years my life came apart. I became a drug addict,…

  • A New and Service…

    “10 years after the death of my son, I was lost, hurt and angry. I…

  • I am evidence of…

    Today I celebrate 3.5yrs clean of heroin and opioids! Celebrate Recovery has helped me overcome,…

  • God Never Gave Up…

    “We came to Celebrate Recovery in the middle of a total crisis in our marriage.…

  • Learning to Love Healthy

    Before I came to Celebrate Recovery, I falsely believed my greatest strength was being self-reliant.…

  • Can’t Wait to Go…

    I came to Celebrate Recovery to fix my husband. I figured when CR started at…

  • Not Too Far Gone…

    I was born and raised in Brazil, I moved to Mexico when I was 16…