I wanted to let you know how much the program has changed my life. I was at an all time low before I found your center. I’ve learned so much as to why drinking in excess was a way to cope with life as I knew it. The group therapy taught me to open up, and share about how I got to this place. I learned a lot about myself through others stories as well. It has been a place where I have rediscovered what I want out of life.

I was in such a dark emotional state, and couldn’t understand how I ( a strong minded, adventures, loving, talented, goal oriented, determined, independent mother ) fell so fast into a deep depression. I started finding myself drinking more than socially, and not caring about myself or life in general. At one point taking my own life seemed like the best option. I couldn’t believe I even had the thought, and that’s when I knew I had to reach out for help. I was broken, a complete mess, battling a divorce, a abusive boyfriend that was a drug addict, and drinking every night to numb the pain. A family member found Legacy Freedom, and 3 days later I was in my first group with about 8 other people suffering from all different types of issues. The experience has been wonderful to say the least. I have had such support from the staff here. The positive atmosphere, and the permission I felt from others to really open up about my life was powerful. It has a lot to do with recovery. I learned so much about myself that I had suppressed even as a child that I have carried with me into my adult life. I learned to recognize feelings, set healthy boundaries, reclaiming my own power, to take care of myself, accepting imperfection, how to combat sham and letting go of the past to name just a few.

My life has changed for the greatness because I followed the Legacy program, and committed myself to putting in the work. I thank each and every one of you for believing in me when I didn’t. I will continue to visit and participate in the alternative therapy. (yoga, sound therapy, tai chi, family night) I am in a good place in my life, and feel like nothing in this world is out of my reach because I believe in myself more than I ever did before.

Alyssa, transformed addict

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