What the CKF program has done for my life.
When I found the CKF program, I had just lost my job of 16 years due to my addiction. In addition, I was struggling with my health and felt hopeless.
I tried to detox on my own but failed. My life felt like a sinking ship. I knew I needed help but didn’t know where to go. I was jobless, without medical insurance or money to pay for a program.
One day last July, I took a chance and looked up recovery programs near me, and that’s when I came across CKF Addiction Treatment. I contacted the program and explained my issues. They told me there was a grant program I might qualify for.
A couple of days later, I started the in-take and met with the doctor and nurse. I was prescribed Suboxone and began attending meetings in my town. As this was my first time in a recovery program, I was very anxious and nervous about attending meetings.
The meetings were helpful, and I met other people in recovery. But I never got to the point where I felt comfortable and never shared anything about myself.
Every meeting, our peer mentor would read through various subjects about addiction. Topics like identifying triggers, coping with our feelings, different programs to help treat addiction, and so much more. She would read from the packet and then ask us questions on the subject, which I liked because it made us think about what we were discussing, and I could also learn from other people’s experiences.
She would also share her experiences, making me feel more comfortable and open to sharing my own. It also made me feel like she knew what we were going through and could relate to us. She was very encouraging, supportive, and honest.
I had a one-on-one meeting once a week with her, where we talked about what was going on in my life at the time. Good or bad. What I was struggling with and my achievements and progress.
CKF offered other meetings like morning meditation and yoga. We also had the opportunity to attend our regular meetings Monday – Friday.
In every meeting I attended, I felt like I was growing as a person, started holding myself accountable, and felt good about where I was in my recovery.
Since finding this program, I have been honest with the people closest to me about my addiction instead of hiding it from them. Unfortunately, I used to keep my addiction from them, making me feel very alone, especially towards the end, where I struggled the most.
The CKF program saved my life and gave me the tools I needed to deal with and overcome my addiction and life in general.
For me, the CKF program is a total package for addiction recovery. It’s not just getting medicine or meeting with a doctor every so often.
I was truly blown away by everything this program offers. The grant program gives people like me who can’t afford a recovery program a chance at beating addiction and living a meaningful and healthy life.
I am truly grateful.
I am 9 months sober and taking care of my health problems. I am applying for jobs. My kids and those closest to me who knew about my struggles are proud of me.
I am working on getting my life back one day at a time. And I don’t know where I would be if I weren’t in this program.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
For the safety of our staff and patient confidentially, all names were removed from this recovery story.