Former Recovery First Patient Living New Life After “Spiritual Awakening”

Substance use disorder is a chronic disease that effects millions of people in the United States. While there is no known cure for addiction, with effective treatment, many people are able to lead fulfilling lives in recovery.

Getting and staying sober is difficult, but for many people living with substance use disorder, choosing to enter rehabilitation treatment at a high-quality facility was one of the best decisions of their lives. Such was the case for Ann Morton, who got help the help she needed, learned the skills she needed to fight her addiction, and met some amazing people along the way.

Here’s what she had to say:

“I finally reached a point of hopelessness and despair in my addiction. Homeless and exhausted, I reached out to AAC [American Addition Centers] and was swiftly brought to Recovery First in Florida. Today, I am clean and sober living in West Palm Beach in a halfway house with the most amazing women! Giving up my self-will and having had a spiritual awakening, I’m living a life beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you AAC!”

Recovery First was able to provide Ann with the help and support she needed to get out of an unhealthy situation, using evidence-based techniques to help her realize her own potential and recognize the way addiction stood in the way of her goals, and fostering a healthy network of peers and mentors that support her sobriety.

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While detox and subsequent treatment at a facility is necessary for many people to get sober, recovery is a lifelong process that requires considerable strength, vigilance, and the support of others. That’s why Recovery First’s alumni program is such a valuable tool.

While in treatment, people like Ann form valuable friendships. Some may be further along on their recovery journey, while others may just be starting on the path. Either way, they become invested in one another’s sobriety and uniquely able to empathize with each other.

Recovery First’s Alumni program makes it easy for people to stay connected after completing treatment through social media, alumni events, and aftercare meetings.

If you can relate to how Ann felt before entering treatment, consider taking the same steps she did: Reach out to an American Addiction Centers’ (AAC) admissions navigator at . They are standing by to help 24/7 and can answer your questions about Recovery First and other AAC facilities that have helped thousands of people like you and Ann find their way out of despair and into recovery.