My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Avenues 12 Women's Recovery Houses, Daytona Beach, FL, USA
I moved into Avenues 12 in November of 2010, after spending four months at an inpatient treatment center. At the time I was 27 years old, and had been struggling with substance abuse issues for the better half of my life. My mind, body, and spirit were shot. Never having learned what was necessary to behave like an adult, let alone a member of everyday society, Avenues 12 was exactly what I needed at that time in my life. I had a safe, structured, supportive environment available as I learned what it was like to stay clean and become responsible. I made connections with women and gained friendships that I still maintain to this day. I stayed at Avenues 12 until February of 2012, and although 15 months may seem to be a long time to some, I desperately needed that continued structure and accountability for an extended period. I don't believe that I would've been able to remain clean without the support at that time. As I sit typing this, I am just shy of my 4 year anniversary. I am graduating with my AA degree in about eight weeks, and have just been accepted into the BSN program at UCF starting in January. I have reconnected with my family, and have a healthy regular old life. I worked very hard to get where I am today, and although I don't attribute my success entirely to Avenues 12, I do know for sure that if they hadn't been there for me at the darkest time in my life, I would never even had the chance to get where I am today!
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