Having lost a successful business and the things that accompany even modest success, I awoke one Friday morning without any idea of where I was. An hour later when my wife asked if I was OK, I cried that I needed help.
I was taken to detox and four days later, introduced to my new roommates.
A month later, I was able to think straight enough to have a day pass. Every Wednesday more than one member of my immediate and extended family came to share their feelings and help me to feel mine.
I now fully understand why I could not stop on my own, and how fatal this disease is for me.
Excellent, caring, committed counselors along with my family and new friends have helped me stay sober for 26 months; one day at a time.
M.S., Alcoholic, Grand Rapids, Michigan
As a leader in my church and a well known member of the professional community, I was full of shame when I arrived in treatment. Hope had vanished...
By God's grace and with the help of the professionals who work at West Brook, I have been sober almost 4 years. Treating me with respect and great skill, they helped me step out of the darkness of addiction into the light of recovery.
My life is better than ever and I am very, very grateful!
R.D., Grand Rapids, Michigan
As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, I know first-hand how this disease effects all aspects of one's life and relationships.
Because of the care, support, and treatment I received from the staff at West Brook, I have become a better father, son, brother, friend, and employee. The life I now live in recovery is rewarding, satisfying, and deeply fulfilling.
I am close to celebrating 8 years in recovery and I am truly grateful for the care and kindness of the West Brook Recovery Center treatment staff. Thank you!
F.R. Alcoholic & Addict, Grand Rapids, Michigan