Journey into recovery, from dope to hope
I was broken, beaten and utterly defeated. I had bounced in and out of treatment, jails and prison. I had never learned to stay clean for any significant period of time. I was my own worst enemy. I loathed myself and what I had become. It was easier to stay loaded than to deal with the emotions that come with getting clean. ABT taught me how to love myself, to come through life's ups and downs without getting loaded, and to be the man I was intended to be. Through some miracle that I still can't believe I now have almost three years clean. When people that knew me during my active addiction ask me where and when the change happened, I always tell them that ABT provided me with the love, care and compassion that I needed to work on myself. They supported me through my breakdowns and celebrated my break-throughs. I will continue to support the program that helped me to get my life back.