June 28, 2018 - Blog
Recovery is a lifelong process. The road to sobriety is often long and full of twists, turns, and unfortunately relapse. However, through the use of evidence-based treatment approaches, the qualified professional staff at Tully Hill provides hope for the future and a return to dignity for individuals whose lives have been ravaged by the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
Every once in a while we get updates from our patients, many of which are inspiring, tear-jerking, and full of raw honesty. Due to our rigorous commitment to patient confidentiality, we do not share these stories. Today we were granted special permission to share this inspiring story of recovery.
Dear Tully Hill,
I am an alumni of Tully Hill three times over. In 2002, I came as a sixteen-year-old club kid and was in NO WAY an addict. At age 22 I came only for detox and definitely was not going to quit drinking. Things got worse, so I sought treatment in Delray Beach and stayed in some frightening “sober homes.” At age 27, I was a miserable alcoholic who woke in the night to drink myself back asleep and quietly wished I would not wake back up. I spent a week at Crouse and then came to Tully Hill for the third time.
I have been sober since then, five years on the 25th of July.
I am more grateful for recovery than I can express here in words. I regularly think of Tully Hill and of the different women I was each time I came to you for help. Today, no one in my life would recognize them, but I have learned to love them all and carry them inside me. I don’t think I would be alive today if it weren’t for Tully Hill and the way your staff shepherded me through my disease’s progression and showed me kindness and love and a different way to live.
Again, thank you for my life and my sobriety. It is the best thing I have and the best thing about me.
Thank you M. R. for sharing your beautiful words with us. We hope that your sobriety story will inspire others to embark on their own recovery. Everyone deserves a life full of love and happiness. It brings us great joy to know that we have succeeded in our mission to provide the highest quality care for each patient and their families.
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