Success Story – Rick

Success Story – Rick

How I was going to get money so I could use. The pain pills were the worst. They got into my bones, and into my body. I just lay in bed all day. I didn’t want to do anything. I couldn’t do anything. I didn’t even realize what was happening to me until it was too late. I wasn’t paying attention. Then, I was addicted. It was bad, and I wound up in jail. Bernard from Fern House visited me in jail after my mother got in touch with him. He asked me if I wanted to go to Fern House, and I thought…yeah, anything’s better than here. I was resistant at first, but once I got to Fern House it didn’t take long for me to realize that it was the place for me. They taught me structure and accountability. They helped me find a job, and they helped me get up every morning and get to that job. I didn’t know how to do any of that stuff. They gave me back my morals and they taught me how to be a real man. Fern House is strict, but you can tell they really care about you. Everybody there cares, including the guys living there. We’re one big family

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