Before I came to this program, I wasn't really ready to give the street life up. At first I was trying to bond out, because I wasn't ready to try and change my life. I thought it was impossible, because I've been through so much in my life. I just knew that, this was what my life consisted of. As I continued to be locked up, I struggled to love myself and kept beating myself up about things. Bad thoughts continued to run through my head, like what if I go to prison my life will be over. And it will be very hard to bounce back from that, then I was presented going to rehab and drug court. At first I was still very hesitant about things, because I'm like nothing can help me I'm far gone. Then when I got to Detroit, things started to change in my life. I started going to classes, and really paying attention to others around me. They helped me to slowly start realizing that, maybe there is more to life than using or dealing drugs. The more and more I attended these classes, I started feeling better and better about my recovery. The one on one with the therapist really was the key in all this, they helped me to touch on things that I never thought I could release. It helped me to look at things in a different and prospective, and I am truly grateful. Then I got (released), and was able to feel like I fit right in, because there are people who I'm seeing doing better than ever. Friends that I can lean on, when I need advice or even to just release my feelings. Also, this program is really keeping me motivated to continue doing what I have to do for myself. To be a better person, a mother, and live a very productive and sober life. With the help of you guys and the program, pushing to strive for greatest I know that I am worthy of a second chance. So thank you guys for even considering me to phase up, and actually seeing the changes I'm making in my life. Just like phase one, I will continue to grow in phase two. Meet all of my requirements, that is needed of me. I want to say Thank you to the whole team, and with you guys I will succeed."
~ Samaritas House Heartline Resident