Our Alumni Experiences

When you complete a program at American Addiction Centers, you become part of our alumni family. This is a network of supportive graduates from our facilities across the country who have firsthand experience of life before, during, and after treatment.

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Erik Wright

What were your expectations before you started your recovery journey?

My expectations were a mix of hope and uncertainty. I yearned for a lifeline, a chance to break free from the chains that bound me. Little did I know that within those walls, I would find a sanctuary of healing, a supportive community, and the tools to rebuild my life. The compassionate staff, the supportive community, and the transformative therapies not only helped me break free from addiction but also unveiled a newfound sense of purpose, hope, and resilience.
Erik Wright

What did you like best about Recovery First?

What truly set Recovery First apart was the unwavering support and genuine care that permeated every aspect of the program. The staff became more than just counselors and therapists—they became my allies, my guides, and my cheerleaders. They celebrated my victories, no matter how small, and stood by me during moments of doubt and vulnerability. Their expertise and dedication gave me the tools I needed to navigate the challenges of recovery and build a solid foundation for a clean, sober life. Recovery First fostered a sense of community, a place where individuals from all walks of life came together with a common goal to overcome addiction and find a path to lasting recovery.
Erik Wright

What message of hope or encouragement would you like to share with others?

Today, as I reflect on my life, I am filled with immense gratitude for the impact Recovery First has had on my existence. They have provided me with the tools to rebuild my life, rediscover my true self, and embrace the beauty and joy that sobriety has to offer. I now wake up each day with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to living a clean, sober life—one filled with gratitude, self-care, and meaningful connections. To anyone who is currently battling addiction or seeking a way out of the darkness, I urge you to take that brave step towards seeking help. Reach out to a treatment center like Recovery First, where a compassionate and dedicated team will guide you on your journey to recovery. Remember, there is hope, there is healing, and there is a brighter future waiting for you.

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