A Message to New Residents
My name is Bobby and I'm a recovering heroin addict and alcoholic. Everything you read on our web site about recovery is what saved my life and formed the opinions I express.
Addiction took me to places and made me do things most people only see in movies. At the end I was completely alone living on the streets for the first time in my life with suicide as my goal.
After a suicide attempt I woke up in a mental health facility. One of my last memories was looking for a sandwich in a garbage container behind a 7-11 store in Bridgeport, Connecticut. I had not eaten in days.
My wife Gail received calls from the hospital more than once telling her I was dying from addiction related health problems and overdoses, but somehow I survived. I believe I’m still here to help alcoholics and drug abusers find sobriety.
I am no longer alone. My wife Gail remarried me after I was sober 3 years and together we founded 600 Middletown Ave. LLC, our first sober house. My daughter and I have a wonderful relationship since I've been sober and my step daughters send me Father’s Day Cards. None of them would talk to me in 1996 before I went to treatment.
I'm sober now because I listened to people who God put in my life. Men and women who showed me there was hope. People working in treatment who had been where I was and found "The Way Back" from addiction. I followed their advice and got involved with a 12-step program after treatment. I met a man who became my sponsor and he lead me through the 12 steps of A.A. I started to feel better about myself and my perception about life changed. I owe my life, in part to my sponsor and friend George.
If you’re using alcohol and/or drugs and you feel hopeless, it’s because you probably are. No one can help you while you’re still actively using. All you have to do is come in and follow the plan for sobriety we lay out for you. Everyone with us will be part of your support system for as long as you wish. All who work with you during your stay with us are active members of AA or NA. You will not be alone.