Summit Estate Recovery Center helped me see that there was a way out of the insanity I was living. They opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of living a happy and sober life. I was lost and wanted a way out but every time that I tried the results never changed. I had forgotten what it felt like to be happy. In my addiction, everything got ripped right out of my hands. I lost everything that mattered to me and I did not know how to change it. I was in and out of jail, mental institutions and tried rehab a dozen times but couldn't find myself to want to stay sober. I even contemplated death because I just could face the reality of my disease.October 25, 2016 is the day that I arrived at Summit Estate, thinking that it was going to be like every other rehab I had gone to but my mind quickly changed when I walked through the door. Everyone was so welcoming and went out of there way to make me feel at home. I did not feel alone anymore. I was surrounded by staff who truly cared about my well being; the became family to me. I looked forward to going to groups and opening up with my clinical therapist, especially because they knew exactly what I had been going through and gave me assignments to make me stronger. Summit Estate taught me many different tools and techniques to help keep me sober, that I am still using today. I was very comfortable sharing during the groups; not once did I feel like I was being judged for my actions during my addiction. I am so grateful that I got to be a part of this recovery program, they saved my life.