Having gone down the path of recovery with several different recovery programs, one in patient and the other two out patient, I found myself again in this constant battle of addiction and needed and/or forced to enter yet another in-patient treatment program. I was scheduled to go into another facility but during the course of the day my spot was given up to someone else, it was upon accident , however I do not believe in accidents, this was meant to be that I ended up at the Clean & Sober Recovery Services.
This facility had such a different feel, a feeling of truly a staff that cared about you and your recovery, you weren't just there to help with overhead, you were there to be cared for, loved and taught how to live a life clean and sober. All of the staff had walked the same path I had been walking on so they knew how I was feeling, it wasn't just why can't you just quit, they understood that its just not that simple. They provided wisdom through having been there, not just text book. I never felt judged or looked down upon, I felt safe and secure which was a feeling I had not felt in a long time.
My 28 day commitment ultimately turned in to 90 days, I cannot tell you how critical the 90 day program was for me and my recovery. This was also on the advise of the counselors, again there wisdom and experience. Even though this commitment was difficult it was also so necessary. I graduated in December 2009, after 6 months from the program, I had experienced a brief relapsed and had spoke again to the counselors and was able to get back on the right path, they did not turn their backs on me even after graduation, the doors were always opened. I can proudly say I have been clean and sober for over 1 year and continue to work my program on a daily basis.
My sincere thanks to Clean and Sober Recovery Services and my higher power for my sobriety and my new life.
A Very Grateful Alcoholic