This experience has been amazing. I cannot say enough about the staff. The staff here truly care. When I first got here, I felt like I didn’t belong. After the first day, [I realized] that we all share the same disease of addiction. I could go on and on about everything I’ve learned. I’m inspired to do so many positive things. I want to go back and help my tribe. I would love to build a sober house and really involve myself with service work. I’m willing to go to any extent to remain sober. I don’t wake up sick. I’m healthy and I’m smiling. When I first walked in here, I was broken and hopeless. I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror. Now I feel twinkly like a holiday. They showed us that there is fun in sobriety. I don’t have to be drunk. People are laughing and it’s like a family here. The women and men are like my kids or my brothers and sisters. There is so much support. If you don’t have a family or you burned your bridges, there are people [in recovery] who [will] truly love you. You don’t have to be alone anymore. Don’t isolate or be afraid to cry. I held in those tears and only told half truths. I’m finally feeling free. I am forever grateful.