Hi, I am Taylor the Admissions Director at More Than Rehab. I have been in and around the treatment world for about a decade. A topic that comes up often is that of success: how is it defined, how is it measured, and how is it accomplished in an individuals recovery journey. There are different metrics that measure the success rates depending on the individuals and the program. Things like sobriety retention length and completion of treatment. One theme I have seen across the board for those that have been most successful in their recovery journey is a shift from hopelessness to a renewed sense of hope. Addiction is so overwhelming that it can begin to define a person. It becomes who they are; who they have been; and they are going to be. All of this is rooted in shame and guilt which only perpetuates the cycle of addiction.
I can think of one young lady in particular that when she came to us at More Than Rehab she was defined by her addiction. Shame and guilt were driving the ship for her. It took her several treatment episodes, but over the last attempt at More Than Rehab and the course of her 90 day stay you could seen her begin to discover a new identity a way from who she was and into who she was going to be. She began to discover her true value, dignity, and worth over the course of the stay and it was such a joy to watch her purpose ingrained in hop take root and drive her in a new direction. Today that continues for her a couple of years later. She is an author, she is able to connect with friends and family, and travels continuing to share her story and impact those she comes across. It is about a renewed sense fo hope. Discovering her calling and living out her purpose.
This is across the board one of the most rewarding things I have experienced working at More Than Rehab. Watching moms, dads, students, wives, husbands, friends shift from Hopelessness to a renewed sense of Hope. That is success.
Taylor Johnson, Admissions Director at MTR