We love to when we hear from our clients and their loved ones after they complete our program. If you would like to share your experience with Liberation Way please email Sara at SNicoll@liberationbehavioralhealth.com.
From A Loved One
Four Years ago our life was changed forever. We didn’t know who to turn to when we found out that our son was an addict. Luckily we were referred to Liberation Way. The program and the approach that LW used is the basis for our son’s recovery. The 12 step program with the holistic approach provided the tools he needed for the challenges in life.
I wanted to let you know that everyone involved in his recovery fully supported him. The staff understood the daily struggles that he had. Everyone there including the counselors, house managers, transportation, administrative staff, ect. had one gold and that was the well-being of him. Even now the LW Alumni staff support him if he has an issue, is attending an Alumni event, or just someone to talk to you are always there. We just wanted to thank you LW with all that you have done for our family and continue to do for us.
Patti and Fred S
From An Alumni
I just want to start off by saying Liberation Way Saved my life. For the past 3 and a half year, I’ve been in and out of treatment centers and detoxes and I came into Lib Way an angry broken soul. For the first 2 weeks, I was a terrible client didn’t follow rules started fights and did what I wanted. With the help of the staff and some good people around me, I did a complete turnaround and became a model client and leader in the Community. Usually, when I leave rehab I’m high within a week. But not this time. I’m actually doing the next right thing and working a program. Little by little I am starting to gain everything back into my life. Not just material things; my sanity, my feelings and emotions, and everything that made me who I was before drugs and alcohol. I am truly thankful for this program I don’t know where I would be without it! Thanks Lib Way and the Staff.
From a Loved One
My name is Krista and I am the wife an addict. My husband has been and is being treated at Liberation Way. I may not be receiving treatment for addiction from Liberation Way but I can tell you about the support they have provided to me during this terrible time. Mike Potter, Mike Armstrong, Alex and the whole staff has always made me feel like my husband is in good hands and have provided both him and I the tools to fight this disease together. As a family. Their support has gotten me through some dark times and are helping repair our family. Together. The whole staff not only makes sure my husband is ok and doing what he needs to do in his recovery but also checks in on us to make sure we are ok, if we need anything and gives countless counseling to us both to get the help we need to live and survive this addiction. They all have always only been a phone call away even if it just to hear me cry or vent in frustration and sadness. Liberation Way is always there. Not just for the addicts in our lives but for the families as well and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of them on this path.
From An Alumni
Today I have serenity and joy, the feelings that I wanted again that I didn’t have on November 23, 2017. On this day I was at rock bottom and I didn’t want to live the way I was living anymore. I had become disconnected from my feelings and emotions and I know longer knew how to live life and I didn’t know who I was anymore.
For 21 years I used drugs and alcohol to mask my feelings because I thought it made me powerful, socially acceptable, and all I could see was that my life was great. I had a wife, two kids, a house and a business that was doing very well. The truth was my life was fake. I didn’t have anything other than an ego, I was self-centered, selfish, and my life had become unmanageable. I was out of control; lost my wife, sold the house, my business was going downhill quickly and when I would see my kids I wasn’t being the father that they deserved to have.
I faced fear a lot; fear of judgement for example if I made the decision to go to Rehab. I needed to face this fear and I truly believe I would have died if my higher power didn’t guide me to Liberation Way. Late afternoon on Thanksgiving I woke up realizing I missed yet another Holiday with my Family and I was unable to watch my children. The disappointment, depression, and overall anxiety that came upon me was enough for me to tell my ex-wife that she and the kids were better off without me in their lives. That Fear of Judgement was finally lifted and I asked for help, and a friend had recommended Liberation Way.
That evening I had a couple of conversations with Tim Lane, Director of Alumni and Community Outreach, and he made me feel comfortable immediately. My only concern was to make sure I was home for Christmas to be with my kids. Throughout the whole treatment process, I was learning about myself, how to live again, and how to communicate with other human beings. My will power controlled my life and for once I was able to turn my will over. I followed Liberation Ways program for 43 days and was back home in the beginning of January. I continued with their suggested treatment program of IOP and now OP.
Every day I wake up and think about the staff at Liberation Way who has helped me achieve sobriety, feel joy, and who taught me not to take life so seriously. I am now able to enjoy the time that I have with my children and I am truly blessed to be able to share our precious moments together. I can honestly say that I look at life as an opportunity to be kind to others, do the right thing and enjoy the moments, One Day at a Time!
Thank You Liberation Way for Saving my Life! I will be Forever Grateful!
From An Alumni
Liberation Way Rehabilitation Center gave me my life back. Prior to seeking treatment I was living a careless, reckless, very chaotic life. Every decision and choice I made always resulted in negative consequences, with a lot of manipulation in order to get my next fix. This facility got me back on my feet through knowledge, love, and tremendous support. Substance abuse has been a part of my life for many years and led me down many dark and broken roads. Most of the time I was put in situations that my mind could not control, my only thought was how can I can the next one? And what scheming technique do I have to use this time. This programs staff was so phenomenal to me by showing so much passion and dedication to turn my life around. I was taught how to handle life on life terms, open-mindedness, how to accept change, all this took time but made me sane for once. Before seeking treatment I was always the one to bottle everything up, never ask anyone for help, and just sat in my own misery. I didn’t know how to talk about my struggles to other people, due to being lost in my addiction. For some odd reason I was always there to help others handle their troubles, this would allow me to forget all my chaos by focusing on others. Lib-Way and its staff made me feel very welcomed, appreciated, and able focus on me this time. For once I was surrounded by the type of people I needed in my life and learned to open up to them. The community is so strong and binds everyone together through groups meeting, one on one session with counselors, and fun sober activities. Everyone was always there to pick each other up before tearing each other down and showed no judgment. This journey gave me the opportunity for once in my life to finally be a father, a husband, and successful member of society. None of this would have been possible without Liberation Way. My life was saved at this establishment and was by far the best decision I ever made in my life by seeking out treatment. There were many days while in rehab where I had to deal with many outside issues and hardships, such as losing my job, insurance, my baby boy being admitted to the hospital for weeks due to medical condition. These issues made me want to run some days, but through true love, acceptance, and support from the staff and friends in the community I decided to stay and focus on my biggest flaw in life and that was my addiction. Nothing would have been beneficial by leaving because I needed help and guidance to change my way of thought and way of living. A very compassionate caring individual, Diana Dubbs, kept me connected with my family and was always there to pick me up when I was hurt and showing signs of doubt. If it wasn’t for her I would have never been as successful as I was during my early recovery process. Much work within oneself is needed to be done while seeking treatment, however Liberation Way makes it all possible. My advice to the addict who is still suffering, is to just give recovery a chance. Try something new and getting out of oneself can release all the inner struggles. Becoming uncomfortable and expressing my pain and struggles allowed me eliminate all the stressful thoughts. This disease is taking people’s lives and is not getting any better on the streets. I made the change finally after actively using for 10 years, if I can do it so can the still struggling addict. With being open to suggestions and being able to surrender one’s life can be turned around and developed into a true miracle. I’m Bryan Dimon and I finally love myself, and love what Liberation Way provided for me. Just For Today!
From An Alumni
Before coming to Liberation Way, I was on the verge of homelessness, I had no job, no money, no friends, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. I was broken, utterly hopeless, and I’d given up on life. If it weren’t for the remarkable staff at Liberation Way, it’s very likely I wouldn’t be clean today, but even more likely I wouldn’t be alive to write this.
My initial reaction to my time at Liberation Way was mostly negative. I always had something or someone to complain about, but after a brief period of rebellion, I came to realize I was just looking for a way to justify my own shortcomings. That I was the problem and my unwillingness to accept the reality of my situation was the cause of my discomfort and distress.
Having been both a problem, and model client, Today I can truly say that despite my poor attitude, the staff were always helpful, patient, and responded in a very professional manner, and no matter the situation, each and every one of them were more than willing to provide support in a time of need, which I had on several occasions. From counselor, to driver, you could always count on them to provide words of encouragement and guidance, but it was your responsibility to utilize them.
Having finally opened my eyes, the result was not only comfort, but I was actually glad to be there. I began to listen and pay attention, in the process, learning A LOT about addiction, and myself as an individual. I began to accept that recovery IS possible after all.
It took a long time and a lot of work, but having been provided by Liberation Way, the resources to obtain and maintain sobriety, and putting in a lot of work, I can honestly say that I’m happy. I’m extremely grateful for everyone at Liberation Way, both staff and clients, and because of their continued support, I have a roof over my head, a job, friends, family that actually WANTS me around, and steady motivation to continue to better myself.
My time at Liberation Way has been my inspiration to return to school for the first time in ten years, something I never dreamed possible. I aim to one day obtain a career in the field of addiction treatment, so I can do for others, what Liberation Way has done for me. For the first time in my life, I’m hopeful and excited for what the future has in store.
From A Loved One
As our son’s addiction continued to spiral, we were at point of not knowing what to do or to whom to turn. It’s a helpless feeling knowing that at a time when your child needs you the most, you are completely powerless to provide the help that is needed. Whether it was divine intervention or being blessed with a fantastic friend who knew the right person to call, we were put in touch with Diana Dubbs of Liberation Way. Diana immediately went to work looking for the proper placement for our son. As the day darkened both literally and figuratively, Diana had developed a plan to get our son and have him placed with a top-notch rehabilitation facility. Throughout the process, Diana communicated what was next and provided relief and comfort to those of us on the outside.
As he went through the detox program, plans were set in place to begin treating him for his addiction and for searching for underlying causes that fed his addiction. Small group sessions, large group sessions and individual counseling made an immediate impact on our son. His appearance became healthier looking. His speech was clearer and his thoughts were more coherent. The process gave him hope. His commitment to the program gives us hope. His hope and commitment has given him a drive to be successful. What was one of the most difficult days in our lives has become the springboard to a bright and hopeful future.
As a parent, I was guilty of thinking hope and love was enough to get him through. It wasn’t. Hope and love are now just a part of his recovery plan. Professional counseling, honest evaluation, and individual attention have given him the tools to fight his addiction, a chance at recovery and the foundation for an opportunity to live a productive, positive life.
There is no doubt in my mind that the path that he was on was leading to a tragic ending. Liberation Way has given him the tools to build a new path. There are so many people at Liberation Way who are doing heroic things on a daily and even hourly basis that it is impossible to give proper credit to all of them. Our son’s road to recovery all started with a few phone calls to and from Diana Dubbs. She has given my son and our family a chance. She is a hero among heroes. Her work is so important in today’s world. Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Diana Dubbs and her colleagues at Liberation Way are living examples of why that quote is so true.