Loved Caron. Loved the therapists, staff, all the help, the drivers, the whole gang. It was the pivotal point in my life. Been sober, LORD willing, one day at a time, 28 years this year. When I arrived on prescribed benzodiazepines and booze, I was a mess. They worked with me patiently, gently and with humor. It is not easy to face myself, but the staff had gone through what they recommended we do, and made honesty the true friend it must become to achieve and maintain a healthy way to live without using drugs/alcohol/people/sex/food/t.v./work/romance etc. There was no way I could have begun to embrace that type of lifestyle without tons of support and love I found there and afterwards where others gather to share our experiences, our strength, our hopes, who we really are!
I begged GOD to help me not to drink daily. I begged GOD to help me to drive home from work without drinking. I could not do it consistently. Only occasionally. I knew GOD had to be very upset with me or HE would answer me and take the compulsion to drink away. (HE had done so years before.) Since treatment, HE has made it possible for me to do that for many years and I'm grateful. I used the tools CARON gave me. I really did, quite certain initially, they wouldn't help. But, they did help. The tools and my new friends made all the difference. I wasn't alone, anymore. I found many others who KNEW exactly how I felt: the insecurities, the competitiveness, the merciless way I treated myself, on and on.
"Extra" testing might be exactly what is needed for some. I was dx with ADHD shortly after treatment and it has been a lifesaver for me, personally, as well. I have sleep apnea, too, and have been learning that treatment for it can make a big difference. If we put sobriety first, I too believe our loving Dad makes a way for us that truly is beyond our wildest dreams.
I think CARON is very dedicated to reaching the person still suffering. Everyone is human and organizations are only as good as the people who serve. GOD help CARON and everyone who attends there or any other facility as they seek to treat and to recover from the oppression of addiction.