I’m a recovering pain pill addict with 3.75 years, 45 months, 1,371 days 32,911 hours of clean time.
As an outsider those numbers may not mean much but to an addict we live by the motto “one day at a time.” I am forever grateful to a solid recovery program, people who believe in me and faith. As a recovering addict it is so important to have help in being held accountable, that is exactly what WPAP has done for me.
I appreciate that the WPAP staff are so personable; they treat me with dignity and I never feel that I’m not important. When small errors or overlooks happened, I was encouraged and treated kindly. I was reminded that I was a human and we all make mistakes, it is how you handle the mistake that shows your integrity.
Addiction is real. And yes, good people can fall into the hands of this disease. I am no longer allowing this monster to control me. I am here to let the world know I am a good person who fights daily to overcome a disease that can and will destroy me if I do not fight every day.WPAP Participant
I am a human being who is working very diligently to walk a tight line of good choices to show others that recovery is possible.
The disease of alcoholism took me down very rapidly. Before I knew it, I was needing help I never thought I would.
I truly appreciate WPAP especially John and Candice, they have been very willing to talk to me and not make me feel judge or like a “hopeless” case. The road to recovery has been challenging for me, at times I do really well and at times I struggle. Attending meetings, counselling and leaning on WPAP has kept me on track.
John and Candice have been there to talk to me, tell me what my options are, and for that I feel the support necessary in this recovery process.WPAP Participant
Thank you WPAP I’m so grateful you are here.
My history with alcohol sometimes feels like a far too common theme for people who grow up in rural areas like Wyoming.
I had started consuming while I was underage and through my college years. I finally found myself in legal trouble because of it and I came to the realization that this was a serious problem in my life and that I needed assistance with this daunting task.
I spent months sporadically attending AA meetings and counseling until it was suggested that I turn to the WPAP program to help me. The WPAP helped me stay accountable for my treatment and more importantly show me other professionals are going through similar hardships as me and that I wasn’t alone. When things where at their worst Candice and John where always there to help me find a way to stay committed to this wonderful treatment program. This program has shown me that I am capable of a very fulfilling life without alcohol and given me hope for my new, brighter future.WPAP Participant
I have been acquainted with WPAP since 1996 when I agreed to a five year commitment. I graduated from the program in 2001 and remained clean and sober for about another three years.
My sponsor moved away from and I thought that I could go it alone and the result was nil, until I let go entirely. I agreed to another contract with WPAP in 2006, but could not stay sober. I returned to treatment for three months at Hazelden Springbrook in Newberg, Oregon in 2008 and again entered into a five year contract with WPAP.
Those last five years in WPAP were quite remarkable for me and my family. WPAP was a real part of my ‘safety net’ of sobriety, both early on and even at the end of my commitment. Early on, even though I had had an amazing time in Newberg, I still needed the kinship of other WPAP members in my local area. Later on during that five year time span, my wife developed multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. Without a doubt in my mind, I know that this would have led me back into my addiction, save for WPAP’s and AA’s support. Also during this time, a colleague overdosed and died. WPAP was there to support all of us in the area recovering community. WPAP has been blessed to have the stability and support of Candice and John. May God continue to bless WPAP, its staff and members.WPAP Participant
My story is typical of those who have an addiction. Like others, I fell farther and farther into the depths of lying to myself and to others – that I was able to control my ability to drink, but my episodes of drinking grew more and more out of control.
I was perplexed as to why I was so smart and capable, yet I could not stop myself from drinking. Things seemed hopeless. One incident in particular woke me up to the truth: I was an alcoholic, and I needed help right away.
I remembered a presentation for WPAP and I called them for help. They immediately enrolled me in the program and oversaw my aftercare and counseling programs. I practiced their advised actions and I worked closely with them to learn self-discipline and surrender. In the first year, I began to recover from this deadly disease. My process of recovery is life-long, but I am confident that the tools gained from working with WPAP will help me stay on track. I am absolutely grateful to the WPAP program, to all those who participate in the program, and to the governing bodies that oversee it.
Because of WPAP, I now have a wonderful life for myself and for my family. My ability to practice in my chosen profession is restored and I often volunteer in my community. Most importantly, I respect myself again and I have a life worth living.