My life before Back2Basics was a seemingly never-ending cycle of relapse and rehab, rage and regret. When I came here, I was given the opportunity to get time and distance away from a life I felt trapped in, and a chance to reevaluate where I wanted to be moving forward. Between the group and individual therapy during the weeks I learned healthy ways to cope with difficult emotions, worked through lifelong traumas with specialized treatment, and addressed all the things that kept me mentally stuck in my addiction.

During the weekend camping trips, I proved to myself through hiking and other outdoor activities that I was capable of doing so much more than originally thought, which in turn helped build confidence and self-esteem in other aspects of my life. Being in a program with a small group helped me get more individualized treatment and be held accountable for my behavior, as well as the chance to form real friendships that I wasn’t able to before in larger programs where I felt it was easier to fly under the radar and get away without making any real progress. I can confidently say that I have been given the tools I need to move forward in my life. I am grateful for the experience and excited for the journey of sobriety ahead.


Sun behind Cliff