The Recovery Ranch is truly a special place! I came here broken and delusional, holding onto the idea that I was living a manageable life. The Ranch has helped me to see how wrong my thinking was. From the very first day I got here, I've been treated as a brother, as part of the family. All the meanwhile, being able to work on parts of my character that I held onto for so long, that held me back in life and contributed to my disease. I've learned the true meaning of "living life to the fullest" and being grateful for every little thing I have right in front of me. The support system I have grown, is for lack of better words, amazing! About a week ago, I sadly and unexpectedly, lost my mother to an unknown cause. This is a blow that has hit me very deep. This is also something that most definitely would have driven me deeper into my disease if I didn't have the support of the Ranch, and not had the tools I've learned since being here. This is something I will be forever grateful for. The Ranch has changed my life in so many ways, and that opportunity is available for anyone that wants it.