“My name’s Samantha and I’m happily engaged. I’m the proud, responsible mother of a three-and-a-half year-old daughter. I’m a full-time student, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a friend, and a daughter myself. And I’d be none of those things unless I was also a sober, recovering drug addict and alcoholic.
For eight years I was an IV heroin user on the brink of death. My life was a mess. My relationships were broken. My family was baffled, and my soul was dead. On December 22nd, 2011, I showed up at the Retreat looking for nothing but a break from my own despair. I had no idea what I was about to be given. Retreat took care of me. They listened to me. They taught me. They encouraged me and they loved me. Without the compassionate care I received as a patient there, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
So, thank you Retreat – for my life, my family and my future.” – Samantha