As a former client (Summer 2017) I\'ll share how far Stonegate Ctr will go to assist an individual enslaved to alcoholism. James met me at DFW and drove me to Baylor Scott & White Dallas for 72 hours of medically monitored detox. On the following Monday morning, Dusty met ne @ BSW Dallas and drove me to Stonegate Ctr.
Stonegate assighed me a roommate (mentor) who had been there for 70 days. As a 1st time rehab patient, this was a huge blessing! A mentor with their heart in the program to show me the ropes & answer my questions about day to day living, etc.
Big Mike, Satchal & Jacoby would met with me for individual counseling. My 60 days at Stonegate was a safe and controlled environment for me to begin building a personal foundition of sobriety, within 24 hour increments of time.
During this 60 days, I never searched for a \"Silver bullet\" because I knew they don\'t exist. I did go into Stonegate with the resolve of \"I\'ll get out to it what I put in to it\" with the staff showing me the way. I pushed forward each day, while \"eating the hay and leaving the straw.\"
The Lord God answered my prayers during my time at Stonegate. I was powerless to stop drinking due to my cravings. My cravings were like fire, which is never satisfied and always wants more. I was powerless, but still had to make the personal decision fhat I wanted to stop drinking. When I surrendered my desire to drink to the Lord, He supernaturally took away my desire and cravings. Surrendering this to God was like a P.O.W. held captive for 35 years being liberated and set free. This happened for me on site at Stonegate during the Summer of 2017!
After walking over the bridge, I went to a sober living facility in Fort Worth for August 2017. I wanted to do this!! I wasn\'t ready to cross the Bridge and 3 hours later land on a plane back in my old world. I wanted this transitional time between Stonegate (Super safe & controlled environment) and my old real world setting. This \"time\" was a good investment for my recovery.
Stonegate Center is a top shelf first class facility for anyone who truly desires obtaining and maintaining sobriety. But bottom line, at the end of the day you have to want this for yourself. Since leaving Stonegate, I have 35 months alcohol free. While the Lord God took away my cravings, it has been my responsibility to choice to stay away from the first drink, for today. My yesterday is dead and gone. I\'m not promised a tomorrow. So for today, I choose to stay away from the first drink.
Stonegate had a huge positive impact on my life.