Life Worth Living

I reached a point of hopelessness and misery before I came into Bridge House. I would pray every night that I wouldn’t wake up the next morning. I was consumed by anger, fear, resentment, guilt and shame. I felt that I was in this never ending cycle of failure and defeat. So I attempted suicide. God watching over me, I didn’t succeed. I decided to give life one more chance. I entered Bridge House in April 2013. The therapeutic community quickly welcomed me in. The love and care of the counselors and staff made me feel comfortable. This gave me an open heart so I could start working a program of recovery.

I remember a counselor coming into group and saying “Don’t do Bridge House, Do recovery”. I decided to take this suggestion and started working the 12-step program. By working the steps and having the love, support and guidance from Bridge House, I started changing and becoming a better person. I have learned so much since I have been here—the main thing being that I can recover and life is worth living. Bridge House has helped me restore the relationship with my family, led me to a relationship with God and has taught me how to trust in what’s other than myself. I have choices now and look forward to what life has to offer. I would like to finish with a quote from the ninth step promises, “We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.” Jason H.

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