I have struggled with addiction, mainly alcohol and prescription pain killers since I was 14 years old. Throughout my life I would have periods of sobriety after entering an inpatient facility and then attending 12 step meetings. Each bout of sobriety I have had was being involved with a 12 step program that would produce a year or two of sobriety. The end result had been the same until I found Legacy Freedom Treatment Centers.

I was at the end of my proverbial rope. I had recently lost my job, family, and was on the verge of drinking myself to death. I could not figure out why after periods of sobriety I would relapse and what was driving me to do something I knew would kill me.

The process at Legacy from start to finish was one I will never forget. Each staff member was extremely pleasant and offered to help in any way they could whether it was a word of encouragement or a soda before a session. I, like most people who have struggled with relapse, felt that with all of the inpatient and outpatient centers I had been in that Legacy would be the same as all of the others. I have never been more wrong about anything in my life.

Through the group and individual therapy I was able to identify and process what was driving me to feel inadequate and causing me to escape through the use of drugs and alcohol. This was life changing. I thought that I was broken, that there was no help or hope for me. This was the piece I had been missing my entire adult life as to what was driving my addiction.

The life coaching was another piece to the treatment puzzle I had not been exposed to in other centers. Through the work with my life coach I was able to identify some things that I had always been passionate about but had always talked myself out of doing. I did not realize that I had failed at many things because I had not given myself a chance to try them, not being afraid anymore was an eye opening transformation that helps propel me forward on a daily basis.

The alternative treatments seemed silly to me initially. I didn’t understand why we were doing Tai Chi and felt that it was a waste of time. Through the work with the Tai Chi instructor I have been able to find another recovery tool that I can use anywhere anytime. It has helped center me and is a great way to relieve stress. I continue to use Tai Chi in my daily routine and know for a fact that I would have never been exposed to this had I not been a client a Legacy.

Legacy Freedom Treatment Centers helped me get my life back and rediscover who I am!

Richard, transformed addict