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Better Life in Recovery

1925 E. Bennett, Suite J

Springfield, MO  65804


November 9, 2018

My name is Jesse Rowland and I am in long-term recovery. What that means for me is I have not used alcohol or other drugs since 1-1-2016 and because of that, I have turned my life around and started a Faith Based recovery meeting called 417 New Life Entertainment.

I use to bring dope to the table. Now I bring hope to the table.  The first drug I ever used was Marijuana at age 9.  My drug use progressed to Meth and Alcohol

I knew I had a problem when I woke up every day and the first thing I wanted to do was get high before anything. My life was unstable.  I was nothing but a lowlife drug addict, dope dealing convict.

What helped me the most was surrendering to God and a...

August 1, 2016

Hi, my name is David, and I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means for me is that I have not used drugs or alcohol since January 31, 2009, and because of that I have been able to accomplish things I would never have dreamed possible. I am a husband, father, sponsor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, hope dealer and director of the nonprofit Better Life in Recovery (BLiR).

I was abused physically and sexually as a child. I used alcohol and other drugs to escape my past and deal with anger, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder I was diagnosed with. I was introduced to methamphetamine my senior year and partying ended up being more important than school, so I dropped out of sch...

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