My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for S2L Recovery , Woodbury, TN, USA
S2L Recovery is where my life began. I went in as a 25 year addict of opiates and alcohoI and left with a completely new identity. From day one, I felt like the staff and other students not only accepted me, but cared for me. The facility is located on a beautiful 10 acres on the top of a mountain! While this is great, what is greater was what I was taught there. I learned about how God loves every person He has created and our purpose is to have a personal relationship with Him. I was released from the shame and guilt I felt for all the mistakes I had made, and that through His grace, mercy and love I was forgiven. I felt an empowerment that I could, through Him, conquer the desire to use drugs and alcohol. Over the next 2 months that is exactly what happened. By listing to other's teachings, through reading His word (Bible) and through communicating with Him through prayer I not only lost my desire to do drugs and drink, but he showed me His truths which allowed me to truly examine myself for the first time. Things like lack of patience, anxiety, anger, pride, and not loving others were brought to my attention like never before and I asked Him to change me. I began to experience peace, less pride and more love towards others. 1 year removed from S2L, I have an unwavering faith in God and a true desire to follow Jesus daily. Looking back on the days of my addiction I now realize that God was continuously calling me to him, but I was completely unaware of his presence. S2L Recovery opened my eyes and my heart to the Truth, which allowed me to see what I never could before. I now identity myself as a Christ following Child of God and certainly NOT as an addict!! God bless you if you reading this a please give S2L a call if you or anyone you love is struggling. There is not only freedom from addiction through Christ, but a future that is far greater than you can imagine!