Recovery Success Story Written by a New Hope Recovery Center Alumni - V.M.

I am extremely grateful that I made the decision to seek treatment for my drug/alcohol addiction at New Hope Recovery Center in an effort to regain control of my life.  Enrolling in the Residential Day Treatment Program was scary because it meant being away from my home, family, and work.  In hindsight, I realize that I would have lost all of those things if I continued on the destructive path my addiction was leading me down.

New Hope Recovery Center was a great fit for me because the counselors and staff genuinely cared about my sobriety, which was clearly demonstrated in their sensitivity, honesty, and actions.  Feeling like I was accepted, and knowing they had significant experience working with people just like me, helped to build the necessary trust for me to make a new beginning and made me feel safe in my new environment.

I feel fortunate that I was able to relate to the other clients at New Hope Recovery Center.  Despite our different backgrounds, we all struggled with the same disease.  The “disease concept” was completely foreign to me until I attended my first session at New Hope Recovery Center.  I immediately learned about the physical and mental aspects of my addiction and how my behavior and actions impacted me and those around me.  New Hope Recovery Center equipped me with a toolset, and clear directions on how to begin repairing my mind, body and spirit.

New Hope Recovery Center also provided the continuity I needed to ensure I remained sober beyond just 28 days.  I attended their Intensive Outpatient Program, which allowed me to reinforce the principles I was taught and apply them at work, at home and with my family.  I also participated in Aftercare which enabled me to nurture the relationships I established with my peers and maintain direct contact with New Hope’s staff.

I feel blessed to be writing this 1.5 years later - still sober.  Drugs and alcohol are no longer a part of my existence.  My relationships with my wife, my family, and my friends are stronger than I could have ever envisioned.  I am gainfully employed in a career that I am extremely passionate about.  I have developed a network of sober friends that support one another.

I am able to give back to New Hope Recovery Center’s community by stepping up alongside other Alumni members to help newcomers in recovery.  Most importantly, I have found a sense of peace and happiness that I did not think was possible without drugs and alcohol.   If I can do it, anyone can do it.  You just need to be willing to ask for help.