“For me, leaving Reflections was much like leaving home for the first time to live on my own. I had learned all of the skills necessary to take care of myself, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I learned how to handle difficult situations, stay healthy, and the things that kept me happy. I was ready, yet when it came time for me to leave, I wished I hadn’t grown up so fast.
Reflections, all of the unbelievably caring, supportive, and devoted staff, has held me and cared for me through the entire journey of the past three months. I arrived, walked in, well actually I fell flat on my face up the front steps. I was a ghost, a hollow shell of a person. I was utterly defeated, full of grief, guilt, fear, shame, loss, anxiety, and boy was I sick. I have made friends I know I will have for life, people I will never forget. I’ve learned how to believe in my god again.
I’ve learned the tools to be, and stay sober, healthy, and continue to grow and learn. I’ve learned I am not alone, that countless others are out there who understand me, and all that I have been trhough, and that the very people are helping one another to help themselves. But most of all that they have rebuilt their lives, on step at a time, and they are happy, healthy, thriving people. I learned I can once again learn to love and respect myself, and that I am worth saving. I am leaving a happy, healthy, sober, and eternally grateful person. Reflections will always hold a very special place in my heart.”