Years ago when I was at low point in my life, I began to look at what were the contributing factors for the demise of my life’s well-being. It became obvious to me that alcohol was the leading contributor to my dysfunction. I did my research, and it pointed me to Morris Regan who as a Chemical Dependency Counselor had been helping people like me for years.
In the Intensive Outpatient treatment program I experienced an awakening as I learned new and valuable information about the effect that alcohol has on the mind, body, and eventually your spirit. I learned why it was so easy for me to choose alcohol as a coping mechanism for dealing with life, and also learned what the physical side effects were and why it is progressive in nature. My one-on-one counseling sessions with Morris helped me define my situation; outline a plan of treatment designed specifically for me and it gave me the tools to get my life back on track.
The follow-up program of Relapse Prevention was like a “trade school” on how to put the tools I had acquired in the Intensive Outpatient Program to use in everyday life. For almost six years now I have been living the kind of life that I used to have before alcohol become such a driving force of desperation and despair.
I believe the services that New Hope Recovery can provide can help people within a wide range of need. Whether you only abuse alcohol on occasion or are a late stage alcoholic, the services that New Hope recovery can provide will certainly be instrumental in getting your life back on track.
A little over nine years ago I reached a point of despair I didn’t think I could return from. I’d lost many things which were supports to me, and which I felt were necessary to have to live a decent and happy life. At the same time, no one (I thought) really knew the extent of my despair and I believed I needed to keep it that way. My life turned around when I was mandated to get counseling, and spoke with Morris Regan (now at New Hope Recovery). He assessed and encouraged me to attend the Outpatient treatment program. This program and Morris supported me in completing everything I needed to do to comply with the legal system. In it, I learned about my disease and the ways I could put it into remission. I’ve been sober since and even through the death of my mother, my dog and my sponsor, through job changes, and two major moves, I’ve felt content and able to move forward because of what I learned through treatment. I will always be thankful for that difficult time not because of what I lost, but because of what I gained – it’s immeasurable.
To anyone requiring and needing substance abuse counseling and recovery treatment, I strongly recommend Morris and Yvonne Regan of New Hope Recovery.
I relapsed after a number of years being sober. I felt disillusioned with AA - felt that my circumstances were beyond the scope of AA.
After a DUI, I began counseling by Morris, also intensive outpatient treatment, relapse prevention and aftercare with both Morris and Yvonne.
It wasn’t an instant turnaround; I resisted at first, but was guided into a meaningful, enjoyable recovery, and new appreciation of AA, that couldn’t have happened without the patience, skill, and personal interest given by Morris and Yvonne.
There are other counselors and treatment programs that are adequate, but Morris and Yvonne at New Hope Recovery are exceptional and proven!