From the video:
Steve, a resident at The Manor of Hope talks about his life of addiction in and out of rehabs 47 times before coming to The Manor of Hope and beating the odds.
“Active addiction was complete chaos. My life was in shambles, I was miserable.
Four overdoses – jail – being homeless – 47 rehabs – and it was a mess! I had no relationship with my parents or my sister, no trust. My life was completely in chaos and there was just no hope.
I feel hopeful and optimistic right now for the first time in a long time.
I went to rehab at Retreat (Lancaster, PA) and before that I was in Pottstown. I’m living in a crummy apartment with somebody and it was one of my worst runs ever. I knew it was time to go to rehab and try to get my life together and honestly, going in, I really wasn’t too optimistic. I really thought that I was gonna go back out again but I knew something had to change so I just kind of took suggestions this time instead of what I normally used to do and bolt rehabs.
Today is a lot different. The houses I used to go to were very unstructured and the Manor of Hope is a very structured based program that has really saved my life. The nutrition and diet is a big key, eating healthy for once, going to the gym four or five times a week, going to NA meetings four or five times a week as well. I have a sponsor working the steps. And just actually having fun and doing activities that I never would have done in the past. Like today I’m going out to play golf with my dad for the first time in ten years.
I feel hopeful and optimistic right now for the first time in a long time. The way things are going here and the way they used to be I think this is my best shot to succeed!”