I came to McShin from Manchester, NH with next to no money and a severe heroin addiction. I needed to stop using but did not necessarily want to stop using; not at first. Through the patience and guidance of the McShin staff, I was taught what recovery was. I was introduced to a 12-step fellowship which has become my family, my support network, and my best friends. I am ever so grateful to The McShin Foundation for showing me different pathways to recovery and to 12-step fellowships for giving me the literature and the tools to grow as a woman in recovery.