"I’d been in treatment before but didn’t take it seriously. When I was incarcerated, I finally realized my way wasn’t working, and St. Monica’s let me come back. I decided I needed to really listen to the pros and let them guide me. I’ve been sober now for 5½ years.
“My counselor helped me with all kinds of relationships, mostly family. I still see her once and awhile and it gives me a lift. She also introduced me to my AA sponsor.
“I had always been somewhat of a loner, so living in a house with others was hard at first but I will never regret it. St. Monica’s really helped me come out of isolation. St. Monica’s gave me a new way of living."