I entered Bridge House looking for a way to stop. Stop using drugs, I initially thought. In reality, my drug use was only a symptom of my deeper problem: Myself. Selfish. Lost. Fearful. At the age of 26, I was still wandering through life with absolutely no direction, other than the next high that would distract me from my seemingly unsolvable and ever-expanding problems. I just couldn’t deal with life as it was. I was a vampire, leeching the life out of all those in my life who were foolish enough to love me. Bridge House isn’t just teaching me how to stop using drugs; it’s reconnecting me with God and helping me find a new happiness helping other people instead of hurting them. I’ve only been in the program for 2 months now, but I’ve already attained a peace of mind I never before thought possible. I now have hope of realizing my potential and being comfortable in my own skin, rather than comfortably numb.
John Michael W.