I have gained 35 years of growth, serenity and unfathomable gratitude. But today I am particularly grateful for having a 21 yo. son who has only ever experienced a sober parent and a sober home. A home where he and his friends were provided a safe space to hang out at growing up.
I am blessed to have found the 12 principals of the program. Those 12 simple principals guide my life and continue to help me day in and day out on the road, thru all its twists, its ups and downs.
A gift of my recovery has been my having my own business - thank you.
My purpose and passion in life. Beautiful relationships, a college education, honesty, open- mindedness and willingness!! Love and Blessings.
CARON brought me hope and healing of body, mind, spirit, and soul.
I've gained my life and my family. I'm still a work in progress just trying to make a new beginning. My G-d is a good G-d and will help me stay sober and free from addiction.
An amazing education during family education week
This place saved our family this past summer. Our loved one is 11 months clean and sober. Thanks to all at Caron.
I can't begin to say enough about this wonderful place. Solved many puzzles that had bothered me my whole life.
What I've Gained Cannot Be Measured I’m a grateful graduate (1986) of Caron Foundation's Chit Chat Family Program. Working the twelve steps of two very fine fellowships have helped restore my emotional health, and taught me unconditional love towards myself and others. The kind of love G-d lavishes on us when we let Him. In January of 2017, my husband and I celebrated 31 years of sobriety. We’ve become adept at communicating without pointing fingers. We’ve kept our recovery journeys separate, watched our expectations of the other person, and learned to turn to our Twelve Step friends for support. Through working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, I began to face losses and emotions I had buried. Deep wounds can heal; I’m living proof. I set the worst memories aside in the scrapbook of my heart, knowing in time, I will work through them. Growing up in my family of origin was impossible at times, with low visibility; how was I supposed feel? To be? I couldn’t resolve the causes and effects of abuse, of alcoholism, or of loss. During labor with each of my children, I felt like I was dying. While giving birth, the pain was so frightening, many women, like me, hold their breath. The nurse or midwife or coach reminds us to breathe. But we are terrified of the next contraction. Not to mention the life-changing phase the newborn baby will bring. New life hits you square between the eyes, like you’re the first person to ever go through it. You feel scared, cautious about treading into new territory, but your body, mind and spirit are thrusting you there. The weight of the experience is enormous!
I truly believe I have been given a second chance
Today, I am present and active in my own life. I am able to show up and contribute. I am free!
I’ve gained peace of mind and there isn't a picture for that
I am a new person in Christ – the old is gone!! I love my new life!!!
My relationships are mended!!!