Pete's Story

Peter Foster: Rebuilding Relationships

Peter's* drug use began in his early teens and progressed to addiction and drug dealing before completing high school.  At 15 he became a father but had little contact with his child due to his criminal behavior and subsequent incarceration.

Today, that’s all behind him as Peter pursues his goals for becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and takes on the role of Peer Leader in CPR’s weekly group meetings.

Peter joined CPR prior to his release from prison last January and credits much of his recovery to CPR and Addiction Counselor, Larry Wallace.  “Larry’s been there.  He knows what it’s like to be an addict and in prison and to change his life. Meeting Larry made me start thinking about doing things differently when I got out.”  Peter has been a steadfast participant and a model for others in the program, completing the 12-Step Better People program, working in the family business, and pursuing his education.
If you were to ask Peter what’s keeping him out of prison this time, he’ll answer without hesitation, “My daughter and my mom, my family.  I want to be a father my daughter can be proud of.  I want to get my life back on track for her, to make her proud of me.  She's my number one reason for staying out of prison."  Peter is now enjoying being a Dad and an active participant in his young child’s life.  He appreciates the support CPR provides in making all this possible, saying, “If it wasn’t for CPR I’d probably be back in prison today, no question.”

*Actual name withheld