The me before Changes is someone I would never surround myself with today. I was broken mentally, emotionally and physically. I hated my life and at one point I actually visioned myself living the rest of my life using and being absolutely fine with it. My addiction lead me down a path that was only destined for jail or death.
I came down to Florida in May of 2014 but I had no intentions on staying. It wasn’t until I visited Changes Treatment Center and was introduced to the staff and community that I
knew that this is where I needed to be. Even just after a visit I instantly became excited and happy to start over and begin a fresh new start in a community with people who truly care about you and want better for you, without even knowing who you are. Rob and his Changes family opened their hearts and arms to me immediately and were with me every step of the way. Even though it killed me that I couldn’t be with my family in New Jersey they made sure to let me know I had family here in Florida as well. When times were tough they were there to console me, even when times were good they were there to encourage me.
I created a new life here because of Changes, and I am now a permanent resident of Florida. I now hold a 9-5 career job, I purchased my own vehicle, and just last year I
became a first time homeowner. I never thought a life I live now would be in the cards for me. I made some really bad choices that had real consequences that I never thought I could get past, but when you surround yourself with the right people and in the right place the amount of goals you can achieve is limitless. I still to this day join Changes for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and all kinds of celebrations, because even after discharge you’re still a part of this family. At Changes I learned thatno matter how many times you fall and no matter where you go after treatment, Rob and his staff will forever be rooting for you. They will never give up on you even wh en you have given up on yourself and that is why I will forever be grateful to be a part of this family.