The Mission is a Safe and Trusting Place
I came back to the Mission after 2 years of trying and failing to stay sober. During those years, I lived on the Cape, had a job, a place to live and friends who would intervene when I relapsed. But my recovery never lasted very long. I went from detox to an inpatient treatment program for 6 months but returned to living on my own too soon. Covid ended all in person AA meetings, and after another relapse I was isolated from those I relied on to stay sober. When I thought about how well I was cared for at the Mission, I knew I needed to return. I came back to the Mission because it is a safe and trusting recovery community of staff and clients. The support groups have led me to accept God into my life, and to have a relationship with God. I understand that you have to think positive thoughts and take positive actions to achieve positive results. In group meetings, we share and listen, and I’ve come to accept God’s plan for me. I can’t stay sober alone. I need God and recovery community to stay sober and to give me strength and hope. If I keep both in my life, I will have what I need to stay sober.