My Life Has Been Forever Altered
- October 6, 2016
- Posted by: swebadmin
- Category: Community Corner
“I am a former client of Lifetime Recovery. I am writing this letter to inform you of the services rendered to me while under their care that were absolutely invaluable in saving my life. I had been living on the streets with absolutely no idea which way to turn. I had absolutely no money, food and barely the clothes on my back when an opportunity to enter Lifetime crossed my path and my life has been forever altered.” ~ By former Lifetime Recovery Residential Outpatient Treatment client.
Today, I have a job, which is the only job I have had since leaving Lifetime. I have served a term as chair for [a self-run, self-supported recovery house program for individuals recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction] and also as their Texas State fundraising chair. Currently I am on the board of the alumni association and have been nominated by my peers to run for a seat on the World Council this fall.
I am very involved within not only Alcoholics Anonymous, but also the Narcotics Anonymous recovery communities and sponsor several people from both. I would not be able in any way to be of service to anyone, including myself, had it not been for the opportunity afforded me by Lifetime Recovery to become a productive member of society.
Lifetime allowed me not only the time to get the drugs and alcohol out of my system to form some rational thoughts, but also taught me invaluable tools to be able to deal with life on life’s terms. I would not be able to be a father to my four children, provide support for my mother going through treatments for colon cancer, a friend, a son, a brother or even just a member of society who is able to pay forward what has been so freely given me.
I am also an involved member within the Lifetime Recovery alumni group. It is important for me to make sure that the residents have the outside support that was offered me while I was in their program. All of this would not have been possible had Lifetime not been able to offer me the help that I needed. Thank you.”
Lifetime Recovery, a United Way partner non-profit, provides effective and economical treatment of alcohol and drug addiction, specifically for Bexar County and South Texas residents with limited financial resources, since 1963. The outpatient facility provides coed treatment, and the men’s residential program is the largest of its kind in the area. No client is turned away because he/she lacks financial resources.