Enrolling in the Intensive Outpatient Program has been one of the most life-changing decisions I have made in my lifetime. After several years of being in and out recovery, I made the choice to build a foundation for a strong recovery.
The setting for group therapy is safe and secure; the counselors are understanding and attentive to the needs of each individual in the group. The education on the the concepts and dynamics of addiction and recovery is so important in staying sober. In addition to the education about my disease, the counselors and the fellowship of other clients in the group have helped me learn the underlying causes for my addiction.
Without the assistance of a scholarship or grant, I wouldn’t have been able to partake in this priceless gift. I have been on disability and suffered financial hardship ever since I was rendered a paraplegic due to a gunshot wound as the result of my addiction.
I am eternally grateful to Sarah and her team for the opportunity that has been bestowed upon me. I hope someday to be able to pay it forward and help others to achieve sobriety and freedom from the bondage that addiction places us in.