The Success Stories of Our Recovery Ambassadors
We asked our alumni to share their recovery stories and empower others to seek treatment for addiction and mental health.
Admitting you have an alcohol addiction can be difficult.
How did our alumni know they needed help?
Realizing the need for help is the first step to overcoming addiction.
Our recovery ambassadors decided to embark on their own healing journeys. It’s time to start yours.
I knew I needed to seek treatment when I could no longer “control,” hide, maintain and survive my addiction. I was alienating family and friends, on the verge of losing my job, everything.
Where You Start Your Recovery Matters.
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The Recovery Village at Baptist Health
My self-image is much better. I no longer look at myself as just an addict who will never be anything else. Now I understand that I am a complex person who happens to have addictive tendencies.
Recovery Can Feel Impossible. Here is what our Recovery Ambassadors Want to Tell You.
In the face of challenges, our alumni share their stories, offering hope and inspiration to those struggling on their own recovery journey.
TRV at baptist health
It sucks at first but gets so much better if you give it your all. My therapist’s explanations and ability to convey ideas still sticks with me.
TRV at Baptist health
There is a life beyond a life of drugs. Being able to have a medical environment to experience withdrawals safely was the most helpful part.
ORC (FL sister location)
There is absolutely no shame in wanting to be a better you! It took me some time to realize that, but once I did, I asked for help.
What Will Matter In Your Recovery
Our alumni realize that getting help from professionals and forming connections with their peers in recovery made a positive difference in their ability to prevent relapse effectively.
Alexander Fuentes, Orlando Recovery Center Alumni, Florida sister location
I would say the camaraderie with my fellow addicts/alcoholics is what helped me the most! I’ve made some lifelong friends and new family members. I’ve built so many amazing relationships with my peers that they helped keep me going. ORC really pushes you into building a community with other people in recovery, and I have to say that was essential to my time at ORC.
Alanis Cintron, The Recovery Village at Baptist Health Alumni
Being able to have a medical environment to be able to experience withdrawals safely was the most helpful part.
Carl Verna, The Recovery Village Umatilla Alumni, Florida sister location
The psychiatric care I received was invaluable. I began to understand the physiological aspect of the disease of alcoholism which took away the shame and stigma often associated with this condition. This then prepared me mentally to be open to the rest of the treatment I received.
Ryan Scott, The Recovery Village at Baptist Health Alumni
The group therapy sessions! The therapists were able to explain the psychological, physiological and society influences and how they interacted in my life.