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I started using heroin 4 years ago. I’ve been to 5 different rehabs in that time. It would have been great if the first time I went to rehab worked for me and I stayed clean. That didn’t happen though and each time I relapsed it become harder and harder on my family to support me. I went to my first rehab when I was 17. It was a 6-month program and when I completed that program I honestly thought I’d be able to stay sober. I did everything I was supposed to do when I got home but the desire to use hadn’t gone away and at some point I just thought “screw it” and relapsed. For me, it was almost impossibly hard to stay clean when I wanted to get high. I’m sure other people are stronger than that and actually manage to stay sober when all they want to do is use. I wasn’t able to though. It was hard telling my parents that I relapsed because I wanted to get high. Telling them that I wanted to stay clean but also wanted to get high didn’t make any sense to them. They couldn’t understand it and I couldn’t explain what was happening in a way that they would be able to understand. Throughout the years I spent using they continued to help me get into rehab when I asked for help but as I relapsed after each program they stopped holding out any amount of hope that I’d have a future without drugs. I went to Choices last year and it was the best program I’ve ever been to. The people working there are incredible. Extremely kind and caring and they understood what I was going through in a way I hadn’t experience before. Going through the program there changed my life. Somewhere during my program the desire to use went away and the desire to life a full and complete life become truly important to me. I learned so much during my program at Choices and when I got home I was actually able to use what I’d learned to stay sober. Since going to Choices last year I’ve stayed sober. I’ve now been sober for 13 months and it’s amazing how easy it is for me. Every other program I’ve been to, trying to stay sober after was this crazy hard, almost impossible thing to do. Going to Choices made staying sober something I was able to do without a lot of hardship. Don’t get me wrong, going there wasn’t this magical experience where when I left I was just able to stay clean. I worked my butt off there doing my program and I still work hard at my sobriety. The difference is that it’s doable for me and I want to do the work involved with keeping myself clean. Since graduating from Choices and coming home my life has been so much better. My parents and I had a lot of problems when I was using. Obviously. Things are going so much better now. We’re communicating again. Slowly but surely I’m earning their trust back. I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t gone to Choices but, wherever it was wouldn’t have been good. It didn’t just save my life, going to Choices gave me a life that was worth living again.
Brittany Howard, 2 years ago
Drinking has always been my downfall. it has taken every thing from me my family my friends my health. i have lost so many jobs due to drinking. my last time drinking i was so drunk i fell in my bathroom and hit my head on the sink. i almost killed myself i woke up in the hospital and that day i decided to reach out for help. a lovely lady gave me the number to this place and i left the next day when i was released for treatment. i did amazing in treatment i went in looking sick and i came out bigger and better. i gained my healthy weight back i worked out every day they have an awesome gym here.it helped ease my mind from the thought of drinking. i am happy i made the choice to get help here it was the best decision of my life. Life is precious; it’s a journey and a battle. I went through a lot and came out the other side a better man. It was not easy admitting I was imperfect and no one ever wants to feel “less than”. If you or someone you know is struggling, speak up and ask for help.Today, my life is truly amazing, I have real friends, an amazing girlfriend and a loving family back in my life.I was able to start my own business that gives back to families that don’t know where to turn to help someone that is struggling with addiction. I am able to enjoy the things in life that matter like relationships, happiness, love and joy. I have gotten back into sports, golf and other hobbies that I once loved.Don’t be afraid! Getting clean and sober is the best decision you will ever make! Reach out for help.
william trader, 2 years ago
i attempted treatment times before this and it worked for a while. it was always temporary though its like it called me back in to the darkness. after being sober a few months one time I did well for a while but then I got bored and went to a bar and I actually met people from my home town then the insanity began again—drinking, drugs and more. I swore to myself that I would never stick a needle in my arm but I did speed, cocaine, and almost heroin. I stayed up for days doing speed and could not come down. it was ridiculous the things i was doing to my body. i was unhappy depressed and very thin and frail. during my drug use i went from weighing 267 to 121 it was scary really my family did not even recognize me. it was not until i ended up in a strangers home one day naked and went to leave and he paid me that i realized just how messed up my life was. i was so ashamed. i went on a binge that week and at the end i said that is it for me i will not die this way. i called choices recovery and they got me in the next day. it was so simple they took care of everything for me. during my stay i had time to get in touch with the real reasons i had these issues and the person i wanted to become. i got my butt in the gym and i started gaining my weight back by the time i left i think i weighed 147 and i looked so good. i am proud of the woman i am today i am in school and i am becoming some one and it is all thanks to choices i would recommend this place to every one.
greg truffle, 2 years ago
I came here to choices recovery to get help after being an alcoholic for the last 20 years. i got 2 dui's already and i got in an accident about 7 months ago where i almost killed someone i could have caused some serious harm to myself or that person.it was that day i decided to go and get help. when i came here i was skeptical at first scared i did not know what to expect. they assured me they would help me every step of the way and they did. when was going through with drawl there was always someone they to comfort me to help me when i was getting sick. and after i started feeling a little better i got to enjoy some of the wonderful things tha facility had to offer. i pretty much stayed in the gym i worked out they helped me with my diet and every thing. i was pretty heavy when i went in and when i left i was 30 pounds lighter and it was a wonderful feeling. when i went home my family barely recognized me it was so cool. i also met a great support system of friends while i was there that i still communicate with today. without them i probably would not have been so strong. today i am mending broken relationships with my family and i am regaining my kids trust so i can see my grand kids more often then i could before.sobriety actually rocks way more than being dependent on any thing. if you are searching for a place to gain your life back i definitely recommend this place. i am the person i am today because of choices recovery and i would not have it any other way.
alexis bingum, 2 years ago
I started partying a lot once I graduated from High school. I moved out of my parents’ house and into an apartment with a roommate. My first taste of freedom being on my own. At first I only partied when my friends did. But I soon found myself drinking and doing drugs more and more. Until one day I looked in the mirror and realized I was an alcoholic. I didn’t care that I was an alcoholic. I had come to terms with the fact that this would kill me. I didn’t care. This is the power of addiction.I remember bits and pieces of that final night that I drank. I was afraid to lose my life. I was an empty shell of the person I used to be. I was emotionally and spiritually bankrupt. My addiction had beaten me down. I was afraid that this time I might actually succeed in taking my own life. That night I decided to stop drinking. i asked for my dads help and that is when he found this place and i left the next day to come to treatment. i discovered my love for painting here in the art classes they offer. because of my skills i am now a very well known artist in my area and i could not be more proud of myself. addiction was hard but coming here ultimately led me to my calling and i am very successful. i made my family proud as well. thank you choices recovery for showing me the way i finally see the light in my life.
barry wheeler, 2 years ago
I cannot tell you how much better my life has become since going to Choices. Doing the program has changed so much for me. Since I started using I’ve wanted to get sober but nothing I did, no programs I went to seemed to help me with that. Instead, I’d just stay clean for the time I was in whichever rehab I was in at the time and relapse almost as soon as I left. It was hard on everyone, most especially my parents. While I was going through my program at Choices I learned how to better communicate with my parents. How to handle disagreements and how to not let those disagreements give me an excuse to use. The staff working at Choices are great. All of them are so nice and always willing to help. You can tell when you work with them how much they care about each client that comes in. I went to Choices 4 months ago and graduated from the program 3 months ago. Since being home, I’ve done really well. My relationship with my parents is better than ever. I’m so much happier than I’ve ever been. I love that I’m clean and sober and can actually get back to living my life.
Allison Moss, 2 years ago
Before I got sober, I was addicted to opiates for ten years. It completely controlled every aspect of my life. I had no relationships, money or assets. From the minute I woke up each day, all of my desire and energy went towards feeding my addiction. My whole life was upside down for such a long time that I forgot what normal really was and what it was like to have relationships with others or how to get from point A to point B because I had sold my care for drugs. That was my whole life was. Anyone that came into my life would not last long because of the chaos and hell that surrounded me. I was completely numb to everything because of the bad things that were created by long term use and continuing to neglect my health and the legal problems that I created the longer I used. Eventually it would all come crashing down.Any length of sobriety I had within those ten years would be because I was confined to a program and once I came out I would just make the same mistakes again.It wasn’t until I made the initiative and real decision to set myself away and make the commitment to get sober and making sacrifices of not being with my girlfriend or things I was comfortable with. During those three months my value system changed. i got myself into a treatment program and i worked my butt off getting clean every single day. All of sudden I started caring about things differently. I started putting others like my family and my girlfriend before my own selfish desires. After that my life started to turn around. The things that came back to me were so much different than what they were before.i had a whole new outlook after coming to treatment its like seeing the world for the first time again. it was beautiful honestly. i had my moments i felt like throwing in the towel but honestly these guys here they will not let you. they gave me encouragement every single day to stay clean and fight the fight. i could not let my addiction take over my life any more and i did not want that label for myself.after leaving and graduating from the program here i Now I have a steady income, my relationships are healthy, and life is good. It is not way up one day and way down the next. Life is just steady. That is the best place that I can be. If something bad or unexpected does happen, today I am prepared for it. i take every challenge for what it is and take care of it the way i need to. i am much more matured now and i really feel accomplished in my life. Stability gives me the option in life to care about what really matters. For me, my value system changed the day I went into recovery and made the sacrifice to get it right. i am forever thankful for the team here who made it all possible for me i could not have done any of this alone. they were truly my backbone through every thing and they never let me fall. My goal is to become a Peer Support specialist. Learn how to help others and deliver the message of recovery. I am also furthering my own education in graphic design currently on scholarship that I would not have been able to secure without the blessings of recovery.so thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this life possible for me i hope someone out there finds this message inspirational and just maybe they can save your life as well take care of yourself and stay blessed.
dave slaith, 2 years ago
When i arrived to Choices I did not know what to expect. But i was welcomed by a great staff and made my intake easy and comfortable. I have been here for over 30 days and it feels like a second home. The classes are full of information and also the staff makes it a point to make the days go by fast. i am leaving Friday and am going to miss my second family. I would recommend this facility to everyone.
Pete Thunder, 2 years ago
Do you need to get help for a drug or an alcohol addiction? Do you know someone who needs to get help for a drug or an alcohol addiction? Then I strongly encourage you to look into Choices Recovery. We took our son Tim to Choices Recovery when he was suffering with addiction and we did not know what else to do with him. He was on a huge bender and it seemed like he would likely die from his habit. Overall we were very happy to have been able to help him and we were very happy that he was able to get the assistance that he got. In all honesty, it seemed like getting free from an addiction habit was going to take a lot more work than it did. And at first, it was hard for Tim, and it was hard for all of us as a result too. Tim seemed to not know what to do and he seemed to be constantly running into huge problems and just getting worse and worse with his problems. We sort of felt like this might be the end for him before we got him into Choices Recovery, and we were blessed by god that we were able to find this program for Tim when we did. I am not so certain that he would be with us today had it not been for that fact. Really he was going down a very bad path and there is no doubting that fact. When it came to triumphing over addiction, Choices Recovery made all the difference for Tim. Here was a rehab center that was essentially able to take him in and show him that he was not lost and that there were answers to even the most difficult of addiction nightmares. No other group had done that. My hat is off to Choices Recovery and I would strongly recommend them for these reasons and for more too.
Billy Carlson, 2 years ago
My son recently graduated from Choices Recovery. I wanted to go over a few things regarding Choices because I was very happy with the services that he got there and I feel like he is a better man because he went there. The staff. This was our first experience with a drug and alcohol rehab center, but the fact remained that I had heard some concerning stories about under-educated and unexperienced staff at rehabs, so I went into Choices Recovery with some concerns in mind. However, I found out very quickly that this rehab center was an incredibly caring and compassionate place and they really did have my best interests at heart. Now, I still feel that way, possibly even more so, because Brad is doing incredibly well as he has graduated the program and moved on to his life once again. The program. Of course this would not be a thorough review if I did not say something about the program at Choices Recovery. The program was truly incredible. They offered so many different types of therapies and modalities and different kinds of treatment options. They used a caring and delicate mindset and they insisted that people who were going there try a little bit of everything as far as getting free and clear from addiction went. The program operated off of about twenty-four different recovery methodologies, and it used these techniques to help people find a way to freedom from addiction once and for all and for good. The location/facility. The location and facility of The location/facility was also very good. Talk about a qualified location! Good building and good premises in a good part of town and a quiet, peaceful area too. All around a good place and a pleasant environment for all of us to take part in. For my son Brad, going here was very comfortable and very pleasant for him, and we were thrilled with that fact. We were glad that he was able to get the opportunity to get help and we were glad that he could be at such a peaceful location. The length of time of the program. Now, even with little to no experience in addiction rehabilitation, I know that Choices Recovery is without a doubt one of the best if not the best when it comes to length of time, and this is for the sole reason that they do what they call a results-based, evidence-based length of time in their recovery services. This is to say that they offer an ongoing treatment approach that allows for people to learn more about the services involved, and to stay on essentially as long as they needed to to ensure freedom from an addiction habit. That was incredible. Overall, I am very happy with the services that our Brad got at Choices Recovery. Overall this was a very pleasant program and rehab center that offered good services and kind care for all who struggled with a habit. We are thrilled that we got a chance to participate! I could go on forever about how great this program was, but I will leave it at the fact that they helped our boy go free from addiction for life. If you are seeking help for yourself or a loved one struggling with an addiction, then I strongly recommend Choices Recovery. Choices Recovery is a bastion of sanity and stability and a well thought out and well-focused recovery methodology. They use caring and conscious techniques that are focused on helping the person, not just on making a paycheck. That was very unique I felt. This rehab center strives to offer excellence and a good recovery modality for all who seek treatment there. My hat is off to them, and I am grateful our Brad was able to go there and get help there. You may or may not know what it is like to be a parent with an addicted child, but just knowing that Brad is okay makes all the difference for me and I absolutely have Choices Recovery to thank for that. This center gave me my boy back and I will always be grateful.
John Needow, 2 years ago
What an amazing program! They helped me so much and so many others. A lot of the staff are in recovery so they know exactly what you are going through. The Clinical Director Francesca helped me so much and is the most compassionate counselor I’ve ever met. Chef Jason puts out 5 Star meals everyday. If you need help this is a great place
brandon adolf, 2 years ago
Choices is a good recovery program, and they have been so helpful in getting me past the demons that cause me to get into the life I was living. There is so much to learn, and it helps to have people that do this and help you get past the old life and into the new life to start again and live life drug-free and without all of the old things that kept you down and no living anymore. You have to know that when suffering from addiction, you need to work with professionals who understand substance abuse and how to deal with it. At Choices Recovery, you get a reliable partner who has your needs at heart. They know the consequences of your addiction and make a recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol their priority. They know what you go through as an addict, and they make it their goal to reverse the physical and emotional damages that you have experienced so that you can be a productive member of the society again. You will make profound changes within yourself both mentally and physically at Choices. Choices Recovery cares to help you make informed decisions, and they help you get through so many obstacles that you have to deal with when you have so many things to learn and consider. They have handled addiction cases for a long time, which has enabled them to know what you need to recover. They have come up with treatment programs that are broad enough to address your concerns as an addict, but flexible enough to be customized to your unique needs as an individual. The treatment plan they use will address every factor that has contributed to your addiction. They will not force you to use a treatment plan that you are not comfortable with. You might think that your problem is so severe that no program can handle it, but at Choices Recovery, they have a plan that suits you. Their treatment programs are not just meant to help you beat the habit; you get to kick the addiction and avoid any relapse. The staff at Choices is dedicated, committed and passionate about helping those dealing with substances abuse issues to overcome addiction. They will offer you respect and support during each step of their recovery journey. The staff is available to provide a listening ear or a word of advice, and the staff is always ready to help. Beating addiction is not all about kicking the habit; it also touches on your physical well-being as well. They understand that proper nutrition as an addict is a bit hard, and your health might suffer as a result. They introduce you to fitness options. They will show you how to deal with things like stress and anger at Choices. There is a lot to learn and a lot to take in as someone that is recovering. You will be busy.
Randy Edwards, 2 years ago
3606 E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, Indiana 46615
Choices Recovery Center is a reputable and accredited addiction treatment facility in South Bend, Indiana. The goal of Choices Recovery Center is to change the life of an addict for the better by giving the proper guidance and treatment methods required for a successful recovery.
Treating addictions, whether to drugs or alcohol, requires conducting a thorough patient assessment in order to determine what sort of treatment program will benefit the patient the most. Constructing a future that is free of alcohol and drug use begins with a solid foundation and that foundation can be found at Choices Recovery Center.
After meeting with an addiction counselor, the patient will get a customized treatment plan just for them and their unique case.
By developing coping mechanisms throughout treatment, patients can reenter society feeling confident and assured which is essential when wanting to maintain long-lasting sobriety. Accomplishing the end goal of obtaining sustained sobriety is possible with the help of professional treatment.
The disease of addiction is a serious one and one that requires intense treatment in order to overcome. By providing the support and guidance needed as well as providing comprehensive treatment, patients will have the opportunity to begin a new more promising life path. There is a life beyond substance abuse, but it takes the help of professional addiction treatment in order to discover that new life.
It’s never too late to attend treatment. Whether the patient has been an addict for one year or five years, the addiction counselors at Choices Recovery Center can help. With innovative treatment options available to patients, the chances of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction are likely, but it also requires the dedication and positive mindset of the individual in order to obtain long-lasting recovery.
At Choices Recovery Center, quality treatment is never compromised. With the guidance and support of compassionate staff members, patients will feel content when they enter treatment at Choices Recovery Center.It’s time to take control of the life being lived and seeking treatment is the best decision to take.