Clients often send letters and emails of gratitude, telling us how we have helped them or a loved one to grow and overcome an addiction or related issue. These are their own stories, in their own words.

Adult Services Testimonials

“It was never my intention to become a drunk or an addict and I was ashamed that I had. Making the decision to come into treatment longer than 90 days was a hard thing for me. Thank you for making this process as painless as possible, but still helping me face my pain. Thank you for the opportunity and time to change my life.”
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Family Services Testimonials

“I was raised in an upper middle class neighborhood by two deeply devoted and hardworking parents. Over the course of eight years (from 16-24 yrs old), I lost both my parents and started using to dull the pain. It didn’t take long for my addiction to spiral out of control and, in no time, I was leaving two beautiful children at home to look for drugs on the streets. Luckily, someone referred me to [The Council on] Recovery’s Family House. The counselors taught me how to peel away the layers of grief and depression, giving me the ability to reach the core of hurt and anguish. Today, I am a grateful recovering addict of 16 years and a good mother to my children.”
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Child and Adolescent Services Testimonials

“On the first morning of Kids Camp, one of the boys, Carl, openly cried when talking about a wish for his family, expressing how they had all been separated due to both of his parents’ drug addictions. Adam, the boy sitting next to him, reached over in empathy and patted his shoulder. They had just met. These two boys from different backgrounds became fast friends and exchanged phone numbers at the end of the four-days. Each found comfort in realizing that they were not alone.”
Children’s Therapist, The Council on Recovery
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Education and Counseling in Schools Testimonials

“I didn’t know what to expect from the [Reconnecting Youth] program and I didn’t know how the program could help me. My teacher informed me that this program was a prevention education program, designed to prevent students from abusing drugs and dropping out of school. I’m 19, I’m a senior and I’m almost out of school but I drink every now and then. With the help of this program and my group members I was able to set goals to work on that. Now instead of drinking to fit in, I am able to feel comfortable with myself of not fitting in, because the group I once felt that I needed to fit into, I now see I shouldn’t fit with them anyways…”
Scott B.
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