Life is just beginning!

When I was twenty years old, I began searching for my own identity, and I moved from my home to Belgrade . I was constantly bored and whilst I was looking for something to fill my time, I found heroin. I had very good life, material possessions, a home, a boyfriend who loved me – and heroin which I loved and never wanted to stop taking. I become hungry for drugs, I was 15-kg thinner, ugly, dirty, grey-faced, a person who didn’t love herself and didn’t want to live anymore, a person who stole, lied, cheated, and sold everything that could be sold. I tried to commit suicide, I took an overdose and after three days in a coma, I woke up and continued my agony behind bars on neuropsychiatry.

Around that time, my mother heard about Raskrsce Teen Challenge and I was able to enter the programme soon after. My new life started. It took time for me to realize where I was and to meet God. When I finally gave Him my heart, God took away all the pain, sorrow, depression and despair I felt, He took away desire for drugs, nicotine, and medicines and gave me wonderful life. I accepted myself the way I am, and I don’t have to hide anymore. I found God and He is my source of love, grace and freedom. I feel joy in my heart and strength for each new day. I want to and a desire for new, good and beautiful things. I have my dreams, hopes, ambitions and plans – things I have never had before. I have beautiful family and friends. I have God.

My name is Maja, I am 29 years old and my life is just beginning!