My name is Ruben De Los Rios and I have been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for the last 23 years. I’m an employee in the Paint Department at the LADWP have been for 12 years. My struggle with drugs and alcohol began when I was just a...
I’ve been a DWP employee since 2011, starting as a Utility Pre-Craft Trainee and currently as a Steam Plant Operator at Haynes Generating Station. I’m also a shop steward, husband, father, step-father, youth football coach, and an alcoholic....
Recovery is possible. My journey began with alcohol when I was a teenager and did not end for over 20 years. Social acceptance was the largest part of my story.  It took multiple attempts, the help of many people, and the kindness of complete...
My name is Abdul Wajid and I am an Alcoholic / Addict. I have slept on sidewalks eaten out of garbage cans and begged at gas stations for change. I have survived two hostage situations and one hostile takeover of a sovereign state, better known,...
My personal video can be viewed here: Jeremy's Video   Story coming soon!
My name is Daniel O’Neil. I have been fortunate enough to have been employed by the LADWP since 1998. I was 19 when I was hired. I started out as exempt working as an Electrical Craft Helper. I am currently the Toolroom Keeper at Haynes...
My personal video can be viewed here: Ralph's Video Hello my name is Ralph Jackson I am a MCH for Power PC&M and I Peoplewould like to share my story with my brothers and sisters here at the Department of Water and Power and anywhere else...
My personal video can be viewed here: Justice's Video Growing up in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, city of Van Nuys (Saticoy & Sepulveda), there wasn't much I didn't see. My blue collar father and on and off again stay at home mom gave...
My personal video can be viewed here: Judy's Video As a child you have dreams that when you grow up you want to be a doctor, a social worker or something great but you never think that you are going to say when I grow up I want to be an alcoholic...
I would like to say my addiction started when I picked up my first drug or took my first drink, but it didn’t.  Through working the Narcotics Anonymous 12-Step program I realized my addiction started when I was age 5 with stealing.  I stole...

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