Emilia’s Story

June 12, 2017 - - 0 Comments

When I first decided I needed treatment, it wasn’t an a-ha moment. There was no light bulb, no bright rays from heaven. When I first decided I needed treatment my life was flipped upside down. I had to leave everything I’ve ever known – family, friends, location – and move, temporarily, 3,000 miles across the country. I didn’t know what laid before me and I had no idea that what did lay before me would change my life indefinitely.
Because I was hooked on prescriptions and not “hard drugs” I didn’t peg myself to have a problem – and that pride got in the way of my recovery. I didn’t want to admit to myself or others that I did have a problem because no one knew that addiction is a disease. Even I didn’t know it was a disease until New Creation educated me on the truth of what addiction really is.
When I first arrived, I was scared and defiant – so much so, that I didn’t open up to treatment until a week into my 40 day stay. I was convinced that treatment wouldn’t work for me, that I didn’t need to be in rehab after all. It wasn’t until I got involved in groups, went to family night, and got to know both the staff and clients that I actually became open to the idea of help outside of myself. Talking to the other people made me realize that I’m not alone in my struggles and that my struggles are just as important as everyone else’s. When those realizations hit home, I was able to surrender the truth of my addiction and disease. I can say that if I had not come to New Creation, my life would never have changed for the better. 10/10 stars. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

-Emilia P

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