Planning for the future The first step is the hardest ... I was addicted to drugs. I had lost everything that matters, my family, my friends, my job and my hope. Every day was preoccupied with one thing ... and that was where to get the money to buy gear. I ended up being put in the Lodge. I felt that they genuinely cared about me. They helped me begin to sort my life out ... just having bed was a luxury. They also helped me make the decision to get help for my addition.