I went to WTC in 2004-ish(?) at the age of 16. I am now 27. Life has not been easy. I have been to two rehabs since and spent time in numerous jails and years exploring the depths of self-destruction. I have also been diagnosed with an acute and severe form of depression/anxiety/personality disorder and I honestly believe the only thing that has kept a gun out of my mouth after all these years was the life-affirming experience of WTC. Even when I have felt the walls are caving in around me, I have clung to my time at WTC as proof I could withstand anything. As a person suffering from chronic self loathing and low esteem, my mind returns to wilderness solos, clearing avalanche trails and toting a pack half my weight up mountain peaks as a high water mark of my potential. Drug addiction and mental illness are tragic and unpredictable circumstances, so a success rating is inherently unfair to any institution treating them. The odds are against them. But of all the heartache, disappointment, and financial burdens my addictions have caused my family, I dont feel the least bit bad about my time in montana. Money well spent. It\'s the foundation on which I built what self worth I possess, and a standard to which a hold my ambitions. I remember my legs feeling weak 10 minutes into some hikes out on \"trip\" and having to labor through one last step thousands of times over. And knowing that perseverance even exists within my person is without a doubt the only reason I\'m still here or stand a chance. Thank you WTC. You taught me who I am and I have carried and conducted myself, despite my struggles, with the tiny flicker of hope and self-respect I gained there. My life is not a success story, but I\'m here and I\'m trying because of you.
I needed help. They opened my eyes to many things. RMTC literally saved my life! The entire staff was kind, caring, understanding, & truly interested in helping me learn how not to die. I'm going on 30 years of sobriety, so I guess you can say that all I learned took root, & by the Grace of God, I can look forward to another 24 hours of being clean & sober. They set me up with an AA Sponsor in my home group, & also outpatient counseling.
Great Falls, MT