I am so happy that I found this program. I was so impressed with every thing that they have to offer. I will first start off by saying that I am a middle aged man who had a very bad alcohol dependency problem and my family is the one who was by my side in helping me find a center that would fit all of my needs and we found it with this place. Here they really understand that we as individuals all have different needs that need to be met and we are not all the same. We all come different back grounds and different things have happened in our lives and they offer us things here that fit our life things that are individualized to us so that we have a better chance at being successful. We are in a very safe environment here and it that is helpful while we are doing everything necessary on our end to be successful they are doing everything on their end to make sure that we feel safe and comfortable while we are staying here. One thing that I really had a problem with before I came here was the ability to communicate well with others and my family. I was not able to tell them a lot of the things that I was doing for fear of being judged or people looking at me in a way that was just going to make me feel low and that in turn would have made me drink more. They have a communication course here that really helped me to understand the right and wrong way to communicate with others. They also made it clear that I had to take responsibility for my actions. I was always the one person who would say "I only do this because you do this", or "If you did not do that I would not drink as much". That is unrealistic, I realized with their help that just because I am having difficulty in my life I am the one choosing to drink and keep drinking. It is not because of any one else or their actions and they were able to help me understand what my triggers were so that I can know how to handle a situation before it gets out of control. There was one gentleman here that i would talk to everyday. He always made a point of asking me how my day was, if there was anything that I needed to talk about. He would go out of his way just to make sure that everything was ok with me and that he was there if I needed to talk about anything. It was a god feeling knowing that the staff here really do care and appreciate there clients that come through their doors and they really want to see all of us get better and conquer this disease.They teach us life skills so that when we are done here we are going back out into society with an understanding of what we need to do in order to reach our goals. They are setting us on the road to recovery here and I can not be more grateful for everything that they have done to get me back to the man that I used to be before consuming all of this alcohol. Thank you to all of the staff and thank you for making us all a top priority when we walk in your doors, I hope you all know how amazing you are and keep up the great work
54515 Indiana State Route 933South Bend, IN 46637
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1950 Ridgedale RdSouth Bend, IN 46614
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53760 Generations DrSouth Bend, IN 46635
I went to this center a month or so ago, and I will say that it was a very positive experience for me and I really enjoyed my time here and gained so many things in the process. First off they have trained staff on site which is a big plus because I actually had trained individuals helping me in my recovery process that really knew what they were doing. I never felt like I was being judged for who I was and or where I had come from. They really are compassionate, and they strived every day to offer the best level of care that they can at a degree of professionalism that I was not really plaining to expect but hoped that I did receive. There were so many different individualized groups to choose from in my recovery and I thought that was cool because not everything that worked for the man sitting next to me was guaranteed to work for me. I did not feel like I was forced to do something that I was not connecting with and was a waste of my time. There were days that I did not want to be there and I felt like giving up, but there was this one man there who always talked me out of it. He would always ask me how I was doing how my day was and he could tell if I was having a bad day and he would always make the time to talk to me about it and resolve the issue at hand. He was very caring and he knew that I had it in me to finish this and I owed it to myself not to give up. I learned a lot here. I learned what my underlying issues were and why I began using and what steps I had to take not to fall on this path again. I learned what my triggers were and how to stay away from them and I learned how to spot them before being in a bad situation before it is too late. There were a lot of people here that I could relate to and that was good for me being around individuals that were going through the same things as I was so I was not feeling judged through out this process. The setting of this facility was great. I felt very safe while I was here and the security was amazing. I really learned how to take responsibility for the things in my past that I was always trying to blame other people other people for. That was a big step for me and I began to understand all of the dangerous situations that I was putting myself in. Without this center I really can not say where I would be today. I know that it would not be good and I know that I would be on the path to destruction. I really thank everyone here that made a difference in my life and I can not put into words how thankful am to have met such a caring and compassionate group of individuals who pride themselves everyday by doing things for others to turn their lives around for the better. They are here because they love what they are doing and they do it because they love helping people and saving lives and I can truly say that they have saved mine.
I first started using drugs when I was a teen, smoking pot occasionally with friends and I thought it was no big deal. That slowly turned into me looking at myself 10 years later and smoking crack around the corner of my house with out a care in the world. I have a great job and a two beautiful kids that I love more than anything in the world, but somehow I have ended up here. Why? I was not able to find out why I was even using or what led me up to it. All I knew is that I needed help or I was about to lose everything I had worked so hard for. I told my husband that I had a problem and that I was ready to get help. He agreed and we began the search to find a program. I knew that I did not want to be close to home as hard as it was for me to leave because I knew that if I was the thought in me head of having my family and drug buddies right around the corner would make me not want to stay and I knew that I wanted to be successful. We came across Choices Recovery and right away I felt a feeling come over me that I should give this center a try. It was what I was looking for. When I got to the facility I was greeted by trained professional staff that made me feel welcome right away. Everyone was very caring and sensitive to my needs and they made me feel as comfortable as I could knowing that I was not feeling the greatest when I got there. It was easy to get started on the path to recovery here as it felt so welcoming, These people did not treat you as though you were a burden or a problem, they made you feel as though it was their pleasure to help you get through this time in your life and they were happy to be the ones to help you. I began seeing things in myself after a period of time that I did not remember about myself such as why I started using and what led me to my problem. With their help I was able to find myself again and recognize what my addition has caused over the years, and how badly I had hurt the ones that I loved. With Choices help, I am now clean and sober, I have my family back and I have my job. I did not see how badly I was hurting the ones around me that I loved so much until I got help. I want to be successful in life and I want to set a good example for my children and sometimes that means owning up to things we are doing wrong and getting the help that we need to fix it, move on and learn from our mistakes. I owe so much to this facility and I truly thank them for everything that they have done to help me succeed in life.