Our Hope is a Sacred Place

Jul 19, 2014

 

“To me Our Hope is a sacred place.”  S.B.

“I was in so much trouble with my drinking I couldn’t keep it up and I knew it.  I had lost a marriage and my job and still I couldn’t string more than a few days together without alcohol.  The withdrawl was terrible, I had such anxiety that I couldn’t eat or sleep.  I desperately wanted to stop drinking but I couldn’t. 

Someone suggested Our Hope to me and for some reason I listened. While I was there I learned a lot about myself and my disease. They told me “no” about some things and gave me structure daily. I didn’t like it, but it was what I needed.

To me Our Hope is a sacred place.  It was there that I began to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  It was like a door opening into a new life.

 I was there for 90 days and then stayed another 60 days in residential outpatient.  Since then I have been able to be sober for over a year. I am working again at a job that is better than the one I lost.  Plus, I am learning how to take care of myself in healthy ways so that I don’t have to die from my addiction.”

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