Once I had been clean for a substantial amount of time my Mom was the first person to call, and with the help of a sponsor it became possible. I worked my steps, and started seeing my character defects surface. With the help of my peers in the program, and my sponsor I was able to focus on them to try to calm them down or get rid of them completely. It made me a more pleasant person to be around and to talk with. It allowed me to stand on my own two feet. After about a year and a half clean, I was able to save money to fly myself back to Pennsylvania, and was now an employable person , which helped me immediately find a job. I was using the tools, and the knowledge from the N.A. program to remain employable, and knowing when to leave a place if it no longer helped me stay clean. I started saving money for a car and within a half of a year of being home was able to purchase a vehicle. This was a huge accomplishment for me because it was something I was not able to do for 6-7 years prior because every dime I had was used to feed my addiction.