30 DAYS OF SOBRIETY
“At 30 days of sobriety, I’m feeling really motivated. I no longer feel hopeless and ashamed. I’m determined to maintain sobriety and keep moving forward. I’m really thankful for Lasting Recovery and I’m learning a lot of coping skills. I still have cravings, but they aren’t as bad as the first week.”
60 DAYS OF SOBRIETY
60 days ago I began my journey at Lasting Recovery. In that moment I was surrounded by the wreckage of my life.
60 days later, I am free from the suffocating guilt that accompanies alcoholism. I have been equipped with education about my disease, forged healthy relationships with other people in recovery, and begun to accept this is a life-long condition which will require conscious maintenance.
After 60 days without mind altering substances, I am filled with hope.
- Hope for myself.
- Hope for my family.
- And Hope for our future.”
60 DAYS OF SOBRIETY
10 weeks ago I was drinking my way into a horrible dark depression. Being a military wife and mother of two, I knew I needed help. I sought treatment with hopes that they could help me control my obsession with ‘escaping’. I had no idea that I would gain so much more. At 60 days, I have not only ‘saved my life’, I have benefited my abilities as a mother, wife and a human being. I now have focus, stress management, knowledge about addiction, future goals and am so much happier.
180 DAYS OF SOBRIETY
“At 6 months of sobriety, I’m dealing with implementing tools learned at LR and dealing with day to day challenges while normalizing back into ‘regular’ life. I am better able to pick up on specific challenges while being more aware of personal triggers of using. I’m aware of some LR peers who have relapsed which is very disturbing but makes me realize the challenges of this disease.”
1 YEAR OF SOBRIETY FOR THE FAMILY
This isn’t an email for requesting help, this is just a follow up “thank you” from an eternally grateful wife. My husband has come alive! He is calmer, more rational more present and is living the life I knew he could live. He is the secretary for a nearby AA group, he takes his medication regularly and he is now helping others see the light. He is a nurturing and loving father and husband and I just wanted you to know that you saved his life. You saved his body, his spirit and his heart. My girlfriend just came to me in tears over her husband’s alcoholism and I am seeing all the similarities in her family – I’m praying her husband will find the same help you gave to Scott. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Since he has been attending and speaking at the local AA meetings, there have been more and more people coming to each one. I don’t know who they are or what their stories are, but he does. And people are coming to him. It’s pretty incredible and I can see how important the connections are to him. We run into “strangers” around town (two just yesterday!) who come over to greet him and be introduced to me, and they’re usually from AA. Of course his medications are doing wonders too, they help him cope. But your program saved his life in my opinion. Thank you.
12 YEARS SOBRIETY UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY
I’m still on your email list. I applaud the work you continue to do. I thought you might be pleased to know that my husband, Clint who was your former client– is nearing the end of his intensive Masters degree program to be an LCSW and is also simultaneously getting his certification in drug and alcohol counseling. He has already been able to work with so many people and make a difference in the world. There is always much hope and people absolutely can move past their addictions. The past does not equal the future
Clint said he actually uses your Fearless Change book as a reference in working with people. He’s creating an Intensive Outpatient program right now for a company. He hopes to put together his own recovery program in the near future which will include residential.