My name is David Baker, Jr. I started using drugs at the age of 18 by drinking alcohol and using marijuana. I’m the second oldest of five boys raised by a single mom who never used drugs. My dad was a drug addict and drug dealer. While visiting him on weekends, I learned how to make, use and sell drugs. Upon returning home, I stopped every thought I had about drugs because mom would have broken my tail bone. However, when she went to work, I sold the drugs that I stole from my dad’s house. After 10 years of drug abuse, I started going to jail for selling and using drugs. My troubled mom started looking for different treatment programs. They were all too expensive. She prayed and pleaded with God to help me. The next day, my sister found DAP that would accept me with no funds. She offered to purchase a plane ticket for me. My mom insisted that I call DAP but I was not feeling it. However, out of respect for her, I called. When I picked up the phone, it was my ‘life changer’, Mr. Harris, a man of God. So here I am, a month into the program. I have been saved now. I have chosen to be in my children’s’ lives and a Son of God.