Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Celebrates

Daniel, a participant at the Pasadena Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, learned he had a 5-month-old daughter while serving a jail sentence two years ago. He was told that she was in the DCFS system and that if he wanted to have a relationship with her, he would need to complete a treatment program. A few months after his release, he enrolled in PCADD and began to form a relationship with his daughter. His road has not been easy and there have been setbacks along the way, however, he never gave up. He continued to keep his desire to be with his daughter as his primary motivation and today, Daniel is nine months sober and one year clean, has a sponsor, is working full-time, attending aftercare groups, and has overnight visits with his daughter. We are very proud of Daniel’s hard work and his dedication to being a clean and sober father. Daniel stated, “Through this program, I have learned that I can do anything so long as I am clean and sober. Today my life is not unmanageable.”