Sondra and John's new life has been built programming you are supporting.
Sondra and John's stories before recovery were similar. The legal consequences experienced due to their substance use disorder served as a major wake-up call to both. Those consequences are what eventually led them to Mooring residential treatment and STEP, now known as Apricity, and finally to each other. Legal issues brought them here; learning about their disease, the support and encouragement they received at Apricity helped them find not only each other, but their shared desire to live a life in recovery.
In Sondra's words, "I had 8 years of sobriety in March and my little Jonah was a year old in March. It is the time of year that I do the most reflecting on how far I have come and how grateful I am for all the gifts that a sober life has brought to me. The best gift being my little boy, and how confident I am in knowing that I am doing a wonderful job as a mother. This is something that I would not have been capable of in my using days.
Casa Clare and Apricity gave me my entire foundation to the life that I have today. The safety and security of residential treatment followed by 7 months in the Casa Clare apartment program really gave me the time I needed in the beginning of my sobriety to build a life for myself….piece by piece".
And John's words, "Things for me are the best they have ever been and are getting better all the time! Not only am I a proud Father of a 1-year-old boy, but I have also started my own tree, lawn care, and snow removal service! STEP and Mooring (Apricity) played a major part in my success, not only in recovery, but beyond. STEP(Apricity) helped me to realize that I was capable of work, that I actually took pride in my work, and helped me to progress to where I am now. Obviously none of this would be possible without first maintaining a clean and sober life and continuing to try and improve as a man. Thank you to Apricity! You guys saved a life!"