September is Recovery month! Hi, I am Calvin, a person in long term recovery. I speak out about my recovery because it has made me a better man, friend, son, father and grandfather, co-worker and employee. I haven't had the desire to go back to that life since 18 May 2006. What helped and is still helping me is support groups, a network of people in recovery and church family, other organizations that I'm a member of, and my family. The most important thing that keeps me on this road to recovery is my grandson Americus who was born with kidney failure. I see his courage and that helps me find strength.