True Stories of Family Recovery

Below are some testimonials from past and existing clients about our family recovery / treatment program here in Spokane, Washington.  The names have been changed in these testimonials.

Bonnie and Family

Bonnie (a pseudonym) is a mid-20s gal who had accumulated 2 DUIs and another arrest, two car crashes with associated serious injuries, lots of jail-time, her family’s anger and frustration, and a list of 20+ medications to treat her chronic neuropathy and other medical conditions. Having worked with four medication care providers, she was distraught …

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Brian and Sharon

(Pseudonyms, of course) We first worked with Sharon as she reached for help getting her younger sister into treatment. Using our criteria for invitation, her sister Candy came to the first session with Sharon. Without an unnecessary confrontation, a tremendous amount of trust was build between counselor and the sisters. Enough for Candy to realize …

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Buster and Bob Family

Bob (a pseudonym) dropped by the other day. He is the father of Buster (also a pseudonym), who is now 18 years old and on his way to start college down south; he also called the day before. They both wanted to thank us. In Bob’s estimation, our program saved their lives. Like many families, …

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Charles and Family

Dan, the father of 24yo Charles, came to see us for an intervention in September. His son had completed both an inpatient and, after relapsing, an IOP at reputable centers. But, he was unable to stay clean more than a month, at best. He was again using and dealing. He didn’t need more treatment; he …

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Green Family

The Green (a pseudonym) family is typical of those uniquely served by family-centered addiction recovery.  This story shows how most all, old-style, traditional drug treatment centers provide family education, assuming drug-influenced family patterns (many passed down over generations) will easily change with new information alone.  They do not. Betty was so concerned about her 36 …

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Jimmy and Family

Three months after completing an inpatient program for opiate addiction, Jimmy came to us with his extended family. He had already been through many hard times in a loving family that did not know how to support him in recovery, as they were not in recovery themselves, nor had they had specific support for such …

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Ken

  Ken had finally gotten arrested for a theft from many he had used to fund his drug use.  Now with a felony, he was motivated to try to get drug free.   He characterized his required inpatient treatment as helpful, but was hard-pressed to relate how it supported change in him to be drug free.  …

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Nate and Ann

Nate and Ann (pseudonyms) appeared happily married with two kids. They were both in college and with the kids, happy attended their Christian church regularly. What they did not let anyone know was they were both addicts using marijuana, alcohol, and methamphetamine (consistent with a 9-repeat pattern as they both had ADD since childhood). They …

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Shannon

NOTE: The names below have been changed. From: XXXX X. Sent: February, 2011 5:50 PM To: ‘Dr Joe’ Subject: Extremely grateful Dear Joe, I wonder if you realize how much you have helped our family by helping us do the right thing for our sister, Bobbi. I love her so much and have spent many …

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Titus and Family

Titus (a pseudonym) grew up with an alcoholic mother and a detached father who left when, despite repeated treatment stays, the drinking did not stop. In his middle teens, Titus learned to sooth the pain and alienation with alcohol and opiates. From his teens into his twenties, he would alternate use of the two drugs …

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