The End of the Road
Since I came to treatment at The Shores on April 5th, 2017, my life has been filled with love, compassion and hope. When I first came to treatment, I was broken. I had reached the end of my road. I had asked for help a few times but I didn’t know how to go about it. My family took it upon themselves to have an intervention after they had already located a treatment center, The Shores Treatment and Recovery, and I finally had a way out.
Building Relationships and Trusting Myself Again
My first night arriving at the Shores, I was taken to my new home, and I don’t use the term “home” lightly. I needed somewhere that I would be comfortable physically and mentally, loved, listened to, and respected. These are all the things that I was blessed with throughout my time in treatment. I was welcomed and spoken to kindly and with compassion from the very first night. Finding my new way of life became satisfying and exciting. I looked forward to going to classes each day, building structure in my life, and making important human connections and friendships.
Finding the Tools for Lasting Recovery
I can’t imagine being in the place I’m in today without going through treatment. The program may be able to keep me sober, but it’s the combination of treatment and the tools treatment has given me to stay strong on my path of active recovery outside of treatment. Through treatment I have learned so many things about myself. I’ve learned how to show compassion for others and unconditional love for myself. There is always someone to turn to for emotional support when I need it, and true friends to rely on. I have been taught how to live my new way of life, how to immerse myself in the program of AA/NA, and how to rely on my higher power for all the feelings and situations that I’m presented with. I have been continually supported and cared for and motivated to stay on this path of recovery. I am so grateful I came to treatment, specifically The Shores. I am so grateful for where I’m at today and look forward to the journey ahead.