Some truths? Your journey through addiction has deepened you and your family. School couldn’t bring you to who you are today. Though it may not be where you thought you wanted to be, we believe you will come to see the value of your path. You are meant to lead the way for others. You are fighting a disease you have been blamed for having. And, as you may have heard countless times, “…Addiction is the only disease that makes you think you don’t have it.” You didn’t cause your brain to be susceptible to addiction, but you can choose how to react to this reality.
And hey, if we’re gonna live a life in recovery, let’s LIVE.
Our goal at Providence is to change the way recovery looks and feels. 25 million Americans are living in long-term sustained recovery; you aren’t alone. Many of your peers are some of the most hilarious, adventurous, intelligent, open-hearted human beings on the planet. We’ve been working with them for years. Life in recovery can mean the deepest friendships you have ever had. It can mean a healthier relationship with your family. It creates a fellowship and a connection like none other. Since when is LIFE no fun without drugs and alcohol?
Hang in there with us, new Providence residents. We’re not saying this is easy. It isn’t. You will have bad days, and maybe even some days when it feels like we are getting in your way. Recovery is a process, and in the beginning some of the house rules and expectations might feel annoying. Take it slow. If we believed there was a short-cut, we’d let you take it!
We hope you will hold in your heart the fundamental truth that we are on your side. Your opinion matters. Your individuality matters. Your experience matters. And so if sometimes we lovingly guide you to do something different than you want, please put your faith in that truth.
We are happy you are here.