About a year and a half ago, I was ready to give up entirely or make some sort of drastic change in myself. My parents had been sending me to inpatient and outpatient treatment centers since I was 16 years old, and nothing seemed to stick with me. At first, I was reluctant to make a commitment to a long term program because I knew it meant I would have to make some serious changes in my lifestyle. It ended up being the best decision I have ever made. I have a job that fills me with gratitude, and relationships that I hold dear to my heart. I am a part of something that is always growing and improving. I have a new set of values and principles to live my life by. We have a high standard of living that includes helping others, being a part of our community, and holding each other accountable. My life has changed completely, and I owe it to my brothers here that continue to push me to better myself. We live in the solution and are constantly working on our Recovery.