Hello, My name is Joel. I am an alcoholic, my recovery date is April 18, 2005. There was a time when I would say that iwas an alcoholic and not know the true meaning of it. I now know what it means to be an alcoholic. Before I came to The Thirteen Step House, I was restless, irritable, and very discontent. Along with that I was selfish, resentful, and full of fear that somenone would find out who I was really was. The Thirteen Step House taught me how to become willing, honest and open minded to new concepts of how to overcome my alcoholism.
I am now alcohol and substance abuse free. The Thirteen Step House gave me the foundation to better my way of living. I have learned to use the 12 steps of A.A. in every aspect of my life. I am now happy, joyous, and free from all the things that used to hinder my life. I now have several years of continuos sobriety that I can only thank the Thirteen Step House for. The house showed me a new way of life.
If you think you have alcohol or substance abuse problems, I suggest you also become willing, honest and open minded enough to try a new way of living. It certainly changed my life and I am confident that it can change yours also if you are willing to change.
I want you to know how much I appreciate the help which you gave my son Brian and thus to me. He doing well now. The Thirteen Step House Inc. was really my last hope for help with his addiction and the life which he lived there has given him the skills to manage his addiction in the nearly two years since he left.