Success Story – Alexander A.

Success Story – Alexander A.

At a young age I had everything that I wanted. The cars, the dream job, money, and all the friends. But I was also walking down the deep dark path of alcoholism and drug addiction.  Where I ended up losing everything that I thought that I wanted. My family and closest friends pleaded with me to seek help, but I continued to ignore their requests.  After multiple arrests, felonies, and alcohol related seizures, I finally made the decision to seek the help that I needed to fight my drinking problem. One morning I found out that I was being kicked out of the third house but I moved into within a month due to my drinking, so I called my dad and asked him if he would be willing to pick me up after work to take me to Fern House. He told me he couldn’t wait that long, and told he would be there to pick me up within 15 minutes. On the way to the Fern House he told me that this was the smartest decision I’ve ever made, better than any schooling or job I have ever had. He also told me whenever I’m done he wants me to help someone else Who is struggling.
The Fern House program was not easy by any means. But It gave me the knowledge, structure and necessary tools I needed to battle back. Toward the end of my time at the Fern House I learned that they had another facility where I can go to further my education and a recovery program outside of the Fern House. Although I was sad to leave, I was excited to start the journey of entering back into society as the man I knew all along I had inside. Today I am regaining everything in my life that I gave away previously, but In this process I have gained something new, and that is the passion to help other men and women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.  I am an alumni of the Fern House and have also become great friends with the staff there. I am a facilitator of the Wednesday night big book study group. Sometimes looking back it is hard to believe that I used to live the way that I did. I’m very thankful for the Fern House program.
-Alexander A.— Fern House Graduate

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