My Mess is now My Message
I am going on five years clean and sober thanks to RVC. I spent 21 years in active addiction, in and out of detoxes, short and long-term rehabs unable to find anything that worked. Recovery is an internal job, putting down the substance is the easy part – the hard part is working on character defects and dealing with disappointment, anger, resentment, shame, guilt, etc. without picking up and using again. I was able to accomplish this day in and day out at RVC with the help of my peers and staff. Every clinical staff member from the director down is in recovery so they understood exactly what I was going through. They helped me get to the core issues of why I continued to use and relapse in addition to helping me realize my purpose and passion for helping others to hopefully accomplish the same. I am forever grateful. — Becca H.