Grace House Alum

“We Do Recover”

Lauren, Grace House Alum

I don’t know why I was given the Grace to survive, and others aren’t. It is still hard to believe that I made it out alive. Sometimes, it’s even hard to believe that I used to be addicted to heroin, stealing from everyone who loved me and hurting them repeatedly. I do know that I do not take this life for granted and try every day to make it mean something, to give something back.

“I learned to love myself.”

Liz, Grace House Alum

“I will forever be grateful that Grace House was there, that I had the opportunity to turn my life around, and for all the people who believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself.”

Today I have confidence and self-esteem

Casie D., Grace House Alum

I am a manager at work, a student, and the proud mother of two little boys. I am also an addict. As far back as five years old, I struggled with anxiety and depression which caused a constant feeling of inadequacy. I felt judged by everyone, so I kept quiet. I just wanted to be normal so I pretended to be fine and always had a smile on my face.

I’ve found myself again

Miranda A., Grace House Alum

By my high school years, I was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities like dancing, modeling, and cheer leading. I also started drinking and using at this phase of my life. This was the beginning of my chaos. By the 10th grade, the effects of my drinking and using really started catching up to me.

I love being alive today

Sheri B., Grace House Alum

Today, staying clean is the most important thing in my life. I am involved in my life, and I am constantly learning to be a productive member of society. I have ups and downs, but I know that I have no reason to use again today. I love being alive today, and to have had that awakening was worth everything to me.

I was lost and broken

Kathleen A., Grace House Alum

Five years ago, I entered Grace House broken and completely lost—I had no idea just how bad. Although I was broken, there was room for hope to come in through the cracks. I am thankful to have had hope.


Laurie, Grace House Alum

I was 14 years old the first time I drank. Drinking was something all of my friends and I did on weekends. At 17, I smoked weed for the first time. Drinking on weekends turned into drinking and doing coke on weekends. I was going at the same pace as my friends for years.

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