Jake G., Simi Valley, CA

Due to my opiate use, my family had researched many outlets for help and found Recovery Advocates. I was incredibly scared to leave life as I knew it on pause, but I was also intrigued by the proposition of not needing to live the way that I was living anymore. Looking back now, having come out the other side, it is almost scary to me to see how lucky I am for ending up where I did. I truly did not believe that the life I have today was possible, I know that it is due to thousand of little moments and learning experiences specifically because I was at the Recovery Advocates. During my stay the staff spent countless hours with me, even off the clock, passing on the gold that they had mined during the years of their own journeys. I have been given a set of tools with which I can constructively handle all of the curve-balls that life may throw my way, good or bad. I can, for the first time, truly say that I love life today and I would not give it away for anything in the world.

Due to my opiate use, my family had researched many outlets for help and found Recovery Advocates. I was incredibly scared to leave life as I knew it on pause, but I was also intrigued by the proposition of not needing to live the way that I was living anymore. Looking back now, having come out the other side, it is almost scary to me to see how lucky I am for ending up where I did. I truly did not believe that the life I have today was possible, I know that it is due to thousand of little moments and learning experiences specifically because I was at the Recovery Advocates. During my stay the staff spent countless hours with me, even off the clock, passing on the gold that they had mined during the years of their own journeys. I have been given a set of tools with which I can constructively handle all of the curve-balls that life may throw my way, good or bad. I can, for the first time, truly say that I love life today and I would not give it away for anything in the world.