My name is Dominique S., and I am a former resident of Recovery Connections Community. I arrived at the program in October of 2016 and due to my own issues with dishonesty and my unwillingness to change, left the program against staff advice in April of 2017. After a week of living in addiction I returned to the program and stayed until March of 2018.
Despite not completing the program, I have gained life long tools and coping mechanisms that I can truly say have made me into the SOBER, self sufficient, financially stable wife, mother, daughter, and friend that I am today.
There were days I wanted to quit and self sabotage. There were times I questioned if I was in the right place. On the brink of exhaustion I would cry myself to sleep wondering how any of this would help me. Then, as sure as night turns into day, either Jennifer or Phillip would express how proud they were of me and how much i had changed. They encouraged me, pushed me to do whats hard, face my demons, never settle for less than I know I deserve, and most of all taught me that I'm not a victim, I'm stronger and more capable than I'll ever know.
People like me, addicts, dont often get the opportunity to start a new life on a solid foundation because of the damage that we cause in the midst of our addiction. Jennifer gave me that opportunity, her only requirement being that I earn it.
In tears of pure gratitude I write this, knowing without a doubt that they will always be my family, they nurtured me, listened to me, validated and corrected me. And God forbid if I decide to relapse, I know they'll be there with open hearts and arms.
The work that Jennifer and Phillip do isnt done by many, and its understood by fewer than that. From the bottom of my heart I thank RCC for giving me my life back. I am forever indebted.